Lincolnshire Woodcraft
SNAKEWOOD
Brosum aubietti
French Guiana

Snakewood

A small tree, seldom growing more than 12 m high and a diameter of 0.3 m to 0.6 m.
It is quite a rare tree found in rain or marsh forests.
The heartwood has the appearance of snakeskin, being red/brown with black vertical stripes which run across the grain.
It is very hard and dense and used for decorative turning and violin bows.
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