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Origin of Wood Type:
Central America
Botanical Name:
Metopium brownei
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.5 lb/bf
Color Range:
brown - red
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12"
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Inlaying & Box Making
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, Figured (Unselected)

Other Trade Names:

Poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood


*Also known as poisonwood because of its acidic sap- The sap leaves a burning sensation on the skin.
*Wood has very rich brown color and can be mistaken as a member of the rosewood family
*Material can be found with heavy figure
*Gumba Limbe is the antidote for poisonwood and will usually be found nearby

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