Note: Do not rely on this information. It is very old.
Lancewood, straight-grained, tough, light, and elastic wood used for straight carriage-shafts, bows, billiard-cues, fishing-rods, etc. It is imported from Jamaica and other West Indian islands and from Guiana, in taper poles 15 to 20 feet long and from 6 to 8 inches across at the butt-end. Jamaica. exports about 8,000 poles annually, the value of which is about £2,820. Lancewood is the produce of several species belonging to the order Anonaeeae, the custard-apple family, including Uvaria laneeolata in Jamaica and Buguetia quitarensis and Guatteria virgata in Guiana.