The Panama oak, also known as the “Roble Sabana” or “Roble de Altura” in Spanish, is a species that is native to Central and South America, including Panama. Its scientific name is Quercus oleoides.
It is a large and slow-growing tree, which can reach up to 50 meters in height. It is often found in high-altitude forests, where it plays an important ecological role as a habitat for various animal species.
The wood of this important tree is highly valued for its hardness and durability and is used in the construction of furniture, flooring, and other high-quality wooden products. However, like many other valuable tree species, the Panama oak has been overexploited in some areas and is considered endangered in certain regions. Efforts are being made to protect and preserve this important tree species and its habitat.