Caesalpinia

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Description

Trees of the Caesalpinia genus, such as Brazilwood and divi-divi, that are native to tropical America and southeast Asia. Wood from the Caesalpinia trees is a deep red color. It is used for fine furniture and musical instruments. Red dyes are also extracted from the wood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bois du Brésil (Fr.); bois de Pernambouc (Fr.); pernambouc (Fr.); poinciana; Brazilwood; divi-divi

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976