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Botanical names of wood

Woods and their botanical names,

  • Applewood or wild apple (Pyrus[?] malus)
  • Ash, black (Fraxinus[?] nigra)
  • Ash, blue (quadrangulata)
  • Ash, green (Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata)
  • Ash, white (Fraxinus americana)
  • Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • Aspen, large tooth (Populus grandidentata)
  • Balsa (Tropical America) (Ochroma[?])
  • Basswood (Tilia glabra or Tilia americanus)
  • Beech (Fagus grandifolia or Fagus americana)
  • Beech, blue (Carpinus[?] caroliniana)
  • Birch, gray (Betula[?] populifolia)
  • Birch, paper (Betula papyrifera)
  • Birch, sweet (Betula lenta)
  • Birch, yellow (Betula lutea)
  • Boxwood/Buis (Buxus[?] sempervirens)
  • Buckeye, yellow (Aesculus octandra)
  • Butternut (Juglans[?] cinerea)
  • Cedar, eastern red (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Cedar, northern white (Thuja occidentalis)
  • Cedar, southern white (Chamaecyparis[?] thvoides)
  • Cedar, (Tropical American) (Cedrela[?] odorata)
  • Cedar, western red (Thuja plicata)
  • Cherry, black (Prunus serotina)
  • Cherry, wild red (Prunus pennsylvanica)
  • Chestnut (Castanea dentata)
  • Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)
  • Coralwood (Guilbourtia[?] spp.)
  • Corkwood (Leitneria[?] floridana)
  • Cottonwood, eastern (Populus deltoides)
  • Cypress, southern (Taxodium distichum)
  • Dogwood (flowering) (Cornus florida)
  • Douglas fir (coast type) (Pseudotsuga taxifolia)
  • Douglas fir (mountain type) (Pseudotsuga taxifolia)
  • Ebony, Andaman marble-wood (India) (Diospyros kursii)
  • Ebony, Ebčne marbre (Maritius, E. Africa) (Diospyros melanida)
  • Elm, American (Ulmus[?] americana)
  • Elm, rock (Ulmus racemosa or Ulmus thomasi)
  • Elm, slippery (Ulmus fulva or pubescens)
  • Eucalyptus, Karri (W. Australia) (Eucalyptus diversicolor)
  • Eucalyptus, Mahogany (New South Wales) (Eucalyptus)
  • Eucalyptus, West Australian mahogany (Eucalyptus marginata)
  • Fir, balsam (Abies[?] balsamea)
  • Fir, silver (Abies amabilis)
  • Greenheart (British Guiana) (Nectandra[?] rodioei)
  • Grenadilla (Mpingo) (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Gum, black (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • Gum, blue (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Gum, red (Liquidambar[?] styraciflua)
  • Gum, tupelo (Nyssa aquatica)
  • Hemlock eastern (Tsuga[?] canadensis)
  • Hemlock, mountain (Tsuga martensiana)
  • Hemlock, western (Tsuga heterophylla)
  • Hickory, bigleaf shagbark (Hicoria[?] laciniosa)
  • Hickory, mockernut (Hicoria alba)
  • Hickory, pignut (Hicoria glabra)
  • Hickory, shagbark (Hicoria ovata)
  • Hornbeam (Ostrya[?] virginiana)
  • Ironwood, black (Rhamnidium[?] ferreum)
  • Jacarandá, Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)
  • Larch, western (Larix[?] occidentalis)
  • Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum[?] officinale and Guaiacum sanctum)
  • Locust, black or yellow (Robinia[?] pseudacacia)
  • Locust honey (Gleditsia[?] triacanthos)
  • Magnolia, cucumber (Magnolia acuminata)
  • Mahogany (W. Africa) (Khaya[?] ivorensis)
  • Mahogany (E. India) (Swietenia[?] macrophylla)
  • Mahogany (E. India) (Swietenia mahogani)
  • Maple, black (Acer[?] nigrum)
  • Maple, red (Acer rubrum)
  • Maple, silver (Acer saccharinum)
  • Maple, sugar (Acer saccharum)
  • Mpingo (Grenadilla) (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Oak, black (Quercus velutina)
  • Oak, bur (Quercus macrocarpa)
  • Oak, canyon live (Quercus chrysolepis)
  • Oak, laurel (Quercus montana)
  • Oak, live (Quercus virginiana)
  • Oak, pin (Quercus pallustris)
  • Oak, post (Quercus stellata or Quercus minor)
  • Oak, red (Quercus borealis)
  • Oak, scarlet (coccinea)
  • Oak, swamp chestnut (Quercus montana (Quercus prinus))
  • Oak swamp white (Quercus bicolor or Quercus platanoides)
  • Oak, white (Quercus alba)
  • Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
  • Pine, eastern white (Pinus strobus)
  • Pine, jack (Pinus banksiana or Pinus divericata)
  • Pine, loblolly (Pinus taeda)
  • Pine, longleaf (Pinus palustris)
  • Pine, pitch (Pinus rigida)
  • Pine, red (Pinus resinosa)
  • Pine, shortleaf (Pinus echinata)
  • Poplar, balsam (Populus balsamifera or Populus candicans)
  • Poplar, yellow (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
  • Sassafras (Sassafras uariafolium)
  • Satinwood (Ceylon) (Chloroxylon[?] swietenia)
  • Sourwood (Oxydendrum[?] arboreum)
  • Spruce, black (Picea[?] mariana)
  • Spruce, red (Picea rubra or Picea rubens)
  • Spruce, white (Picea glauca)
  • Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
  • Tamarack (Larix laricina or Larix americana)
  • Teak (India) (Tectona[?] grandis)
  • Walnut, black (Juglans[?] nigra)
  • Willow, black (Salix nigra)



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