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.)
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996