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Wood from the tree, Tecoma leucoxylon, native to Surinam and French Guiana. It is also called Surinam greenheart and sold as a substitute for Demerara greenheart wood. Bethabara, however, has yellowish spots in its green wood and is not as resistant to insects as the real greenheart.
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 377