Corkwood

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Description

A general name given to several lightweight porous wood of several trees native to the Caribbean trees (Anona palustris, Ochroma lagopus) and Africa (Aeschynomene Elaphroxylon). Corkwood is lightweight, buoyant, and durable. It was used for rafts.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Anona palustris; Ochroma lagopus; Aeschynomene Elaphroxylon; cork wood

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • R.Gale, P.Gasson, N.Hepper, G.Killen, "Wood" , Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 334-371., 2000

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