balata

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Synonyms for balata

when dried yields a hard substance used e

a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber

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Bulletwood (Manilkara bidentata) is a nationally protected and ecological keystone species, while Government policy since 2000 has prohibited the export of Crabwood (Carapa guianensis) logs to conserve supplies for the local furniture industry.
The Commissioner of Forests has said that permission to log bulletwood on State forest concessions is given on a case-by-case basis by the GFC.
The Guiana Shield does not have the natural rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) of the Amazon basin but it does have the bulletwood (Manilkara bidentata) whose balata latex was used in vast amounts for proofing submarine telegraph cables.
Production in cubic metres by species on State Forests and Amerindian Village Lands: Logs and Primary Lumber -- July 2006 Species Logs State Amerindian Total logs Forests Village Lands Bulletwood 175 533 708 Crabwood 246 760 1,006 Total--all 20,573 4068 24,640 species Two timbers 17 as % of total Species Chainsawn (primary)Lumber State Amerindian Total lumber Forests Village Lands Bulletwood 1 111 112 Crabwood 53 14 67 Total--all 2,589 2,145 4,735 species Two timbers 45 as % of total Source: GFC 2006.