Wild Flowering Plants
Dacryodes excelsa Vahl, Skr. Naturhist.-Selsk. 6: 117. 1810.
West Indian endemic.
Common tree of lower montane rainforest.
Antigua, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico).
Source material for traditional fishing canoes. Its huge size and straight bole free of buttresses make it ideal for this purpose and for saw timber. Those persons who spent much time in the rainforest use the sap of the gonmyé to start their fires.