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Roof made from almendro wood


Wood from the tonka bean tree, Coumarouna panamensis, native to Panama. Almendro produces a yellowish brown wood that is sold as a substitute for greenheart wood. It is dense and is resistant to weather, fungi and insects.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Coumarouna panamensis; tonka bean tree

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 377
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998