Astronium fraxinifolium

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Astronium fraxinifolium
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Astronium
Species:
A. fraxinifolium
Binomial name
Astronium fraxinifolium

Astronium fraxinifolium is a timber tree, which is native to Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga, and Cerrado vegetation in Brazil. Common names include kingwood, [1] locustwood, [1] tigerwood, [1] and zebrawood. [1] It is known in Portuguese as Gonçalo-alves. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. It is also used to make hardwood such as tigerwood.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Astronium fraxinifolium". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 November 2014.