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guaiacum

(gwī′ə-kəm)
n.
1. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Guaiacum; a lignum vitae.
2. also guaiac (gwī′ăk′)
a. The wood of a guaiacum.
b. A greenish-brown resin obtained from this tree, used medicinally and in varnishes.
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To further investigate the growth rate of Guaiacum boles, 16 measurements were obtained from a variety of pieces with multiple dates.
Yet these two large-scale sculptures appear to push the date for this period back by some two centuries, to AD 1000: both feature complex iconography painstakingly cut into the dense, interlocked grain of Guaiacum, revealing a remarkable level of artistry and skill.
The LRGV desert woody flora element includes an interesting group of North-South America disjunct taxa--for example, the genera Castela, Condalia, and Guaiacum and the species Celtis pallida and Koeberlinia spinosa (Rzedowski, 1973).
SWD (ach; OA) Zygophyllaceae Guaiacum angustifolium Engelm.
15 Acacia smallii 14 Clematis drummondii 14 Capsicum annuum 12 Pithecellobium flexicaule 12 Prosopis glandulosa 12 Tillandsia recurvata 12 Tillandsia usneoides 11 Leucaena pulverulenta 10 Phaulothamnus spinescens 10 Guaiacum angustifolium 9 Ziziphus obtusifolia 9 Acacia wrightii 8 Fraxinus berlandieriana 8 Heimia salicifolia 8 Malphighia glabra 8 Sapindus drummondii 8 Opuntia lindheimeri 7 Sida sp.
sugar, cotton, tobacco, indigo, jalap, cassia, sassafras, brazil wood and guaiacum, indeed these high value crops, both wild harvested and plantation grown, defined the mercantile world view of the islands.