Other Names: pukte, pucte, puk'te, bully tree, cacho de
As you traveled up to El Pilar, you passed through Bullet
Tree Falls, the village named after this tree species. The tree, sometimes
covered in bunches of small, pale yellow flowers, is seen growing
along the banks of the Mopan River, which passes through the center
of the village.
Bullet tree is appropriately named. It is harder than
a bullet and extremely difficult to cut. Because of its durability
and water resistance, it is used as a construction material. It is
also used to make railroad ties and charcoal, and the bark is used
in the tanning of leather.