Garauna

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Description

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