Dipteryx oppositifolia (Aubl.) Willd.
Common Name: English Tonka Bean
English tonka bean varies in habit from a shrub, which can adopt a climbing habit to a tree with a wide and open crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its timber[
Northern S. America - Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the Guyanas.
]. Common in humid tropical forests in transition to subtropical forests.
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The heartwood is dark to brown with a pale orange sapwood. The wood has a distinctive odour, similar to rubber. It is durable, with an interlocked grain and medium texture. Easy when working with green or humid wood and finishes well. It is used for flooring and in construction[
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