Ziricote, Cordia dodecandra

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Above two photos taken by Bob Thomas, Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Belize, May 2004.

Ziricote is a common tree in Central America.  The wood carves nicely and polishes beautifully, and many people make their living selling quality art work.  Locals use the rough leaves for scrubbing pots, and its fruit has excellent wildlife value and is used by locals for preserves and candy.

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