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Guaiacum officinale (Lignum vitae)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Zygophyllales > Family: Zygophyllaceae

 Guaiacum officinale (Lignum vitae), Schönbrunn Palm House, Vienna, Austria. [image H Robertson, Iziko ©]

 

A tree native to the West Indies and Colombia, which yields a very hard wood (regarded as the hardest wood in the timber trade).

 


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