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Astronium fraxinifolium is a timber tree, which is native to Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga, and Cerrado vegetation in Brazil. Common names include kingwood,[1] locustwood,[1] tigerwood,[1] and zebrawood.[1] It is known in Portuguese as Goncalo alves. This plant is cited in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. It is also used to make hardwood such as tigerwood.[citation needed]

Astronium fraxinifolium
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Astronium
A. fraxinifolium
Binomial name
Astronium fraxinifolium


  1. ^ a b c d "Astronium fraxinifolium". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 November 2014.

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