A tree, Cedrela toona, native to India, southeast Asia, and Australia. Timber from the toon tree is a beautiful deep red color that polishes well. The durable wood is used for furniture and cabinetry. A red dye is obtained from the dried flowers of the tree. The primary colorants in the dye are nycanthin and quercetin.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Cedrela toona; toonwood; Chinese cedar
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 166
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998