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Padauk Pterocarpus soyauxii)

 

Family - Leguminosae
Distribution - West Africa, particularly Nigeria, Cameroons and Zaire.
Other Names: African coral wood, Afrik padouk, Afrikanisches korallenholz, Afrikanisches padoik, Arapka, Ba, Barrwood, Barwood, Bo, Bois corail / de rose / rouge / ulu, Boko, Boku, Bosulu, Bou, Camwood, Corail, Ebeu, Epein, Epion, Escio, Ezigo, Gula, Kisese, Kisesi, Koula, M'bio, Mbe, Mbel, Mbeu, Mbie, Mbil, Mbili, Mohingue, Mongola, Muenge, Mukula, Mututi, N'gola, N'gula, N'kula, Ndimbo, Ngula, Nve, Osun, Ozigo, Padoek, Padouk, Padouk d'Afrique, Palorojo, Red santal, Redwood, Santal rouge, Tacula, Takula, Tizeze, Uhie, Uhile, Ukpa, Vermillion, Wele, Yomo

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Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii)

 

Family - Leguminosae
Distribution - East Africa
Other Names: Avong, Jambire, Mongoy, Mpande, Mpanga-mpanga, Partridge wood, Partridgewood, Umkuye, Wenge

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Pau Marfim (Balfourodendron riedelianum)

 

Family - Rutaceae
Distribution - Southern Brazil.
Other Names: Farinha-seca, Gramixinga, Guataia, Guatambu blanco / moroti, Ibira-nete, Ibiranoti, Ivorywood, Marfim, Moroti, Pao liso, Pao marfim, Pau liso, Pequia marfim, Quatamba

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Pau Rosa (Swartzia madagascariensis)

 

Family - Caesalpiniaceae
Distribution - Mozambique, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Other Names: Kampanga, Kasanda, Mucherechese, Mucherekese, Mudyamhembge, Mukosho, Mulundu, Mushakashela, Mutseketsa, Naquada, Ndale, Pau ferro, Pau rosa, Snake bean, Swartzia, Umketsheketshe, Umtsakatsha, Umtshakatsha, Umtsheketshe

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Pencil Cedar (Juniperus procera)

 

Family - Coniferae
Distribution - Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zimbabwe
Other Names: African pencil cedar, Afrikanishces bleistieftholz, East African cedar, East African juniper, Juniper, Mtarakwa, Mukuu, Murana, Murara, Mutarakwa, Mutarkwa, Mwangati, Ndarakwa, Ol tarakwa, Pencile cedar, Tarakit, Tarakuet, Tarokwa, Teet, Thed, Tolokyo, Torokio, Uganda juniper, Ugandan juniper

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Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

 

Family - Fagaceae
Distribution - Canada, Iran, United States
Other Names: Cucharillo, Encino, Encino negro, Mamecillo, Roble amarillo / colorado / encino, Roblecito, Spanish oak, Spanish swamp oak, Swamp oak, Water oak

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Plantation Teak (Tectona Grandis)

 

Family - Verbenaceae
Distribution - Burma, India, Thailand and Indonesia
Other Names: Tectona theka, Burma teak, Deleg, Djati, Djatos, Dodolan, Genuine teak, Gia thi, Giati, Jate, Jati, Jati sak, Jatih, Jatos, Java teak, Kaiti, Kulidawa, Kyoon-pen, Kyun, Mai sak, Maisak, Moulimein teak, Pahi, Rangoon teak, Rosawa, Sagon, Sagwan, Tadi, Teak, Teca, Teck, Tegina, Tekku, Thekku, Thukku, Tik, Tsik

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Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp)

 

Family - Leguminosae
Distribution - Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Columbia, French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico, Venezuela
Other Names: Peltogyne paniculata / porphyrocardia / venosa, Algarrobito, Algarrobo, Amarante, Amaranth, Amarantholz, Barabu, Bois bagot, Bois de coeur / pourpre / puorpre / puurpre / violet, Daba, Dachitan, Dastan, Ellongrypho, Guarabu branc / preto / rajado / roxo, Guarabussu, Guarado vermelho, Hoepelhout, Koeroeboerelli, Kooroobooelli, Koorooboovelli, Koroboreli, Koroborelli, Kuroburelli, Kuruburelli, Lastan, Legno amaranto / porpora / violetto, Madera purpurea, Malako, Marado, Marako, Marawineroo, Morado, Moriadiana, Mu, Nazareno, Palo concha / morado / violeta, Pao rojo / roxo, Pau ferro / roxo, Pelo morado, Pinyaukun, Poerprehati, Pourpre, Puperhart, Purperhart, Purplewood, Purpuurhart, Rajado, Rarabu, Sacka, Sackaballi, Saka, Sakavalli, Sapater, Simirirang, Tananeo, Tangapaou, Tannaneo, Violet wood, Violetholz, Violetwood, Zapatero, Zeedrat.

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