Bethabara

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Description

Wood from the tree, Tecoma leucoxylon, native to Surinam and French Guiana. It is also called Surinam greenheart and sold as a substitute for Demerara greenheart wood. Bethabara, however, has yellowish spots in its green wood and is not as resistant to insects as the real greenheart.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Surinam greenheart

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 377

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