Chikoo is a fairly slow-growing, upright and elegant long-lived tree. Native to southern Mexico and Central America. Grows up to 18m high in the open but reaching 30m when crowded in a forest. It is strong and wind-resistant. Wood is strong and durable, used to make beams and furniture. Gummy latex (chicle) tapped from trunk during rainy season used for making chewing gum and adhesives.
Location: Behind gulmohar cafetaria