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Some time ago I incorrectly said that I thought Greenheart wood was an African species probably one of the Wattle family . Upon searching I found the following :
Greenheart wood also called Bebeeru (species Ocotea rodiaei), valuable South American timber tree of the laurel family (Lauraceae). A large tree, it grows to a height of 40 m (130 feet) and is native to the Guianas. The bark and fruits contain bebeerine, an alkaloid formerly used to reduce fever.Greenheart wood, which is both strong and dense, is used chiefly in Europe for underwater applications, such as pilings for wharves and bridges and in ships. Its excessive weight makes it largely unfit for other purposes. Greenheart wood is dark green.Copyright © 1994-2001 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Wrong again darn it No wonder thos greenheart rods were so heavy .Probably the need for Scots to build up muscle to fish them resulted in their tossing the cabour.
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