A tropical hard wood from Melanoxylon braunia Schot native to South America. Garauna produces a dark brown wood that has been sold as brazilwood. Caffeine is extracted from the garauna berry.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Melanoxylon braunia Schot. (brazilwood); braúna (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Website address 1 Comment: http://www.ciagri.usp.br/planmedi/pm0100.htm