African boxwood

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Description

A dense yellow wood from the boxwood tree Buxus macowani, that grows in South Africa. The hard, fine-grain wood is used for small decorative items, games and engravings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Cape boxwood; colonial box; East African box; East London boxwood; south African boxwood; Buxus macowani

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 113
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.si.edu/cal/boxwoods.html

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