Common name(s): Verawood, Vera, Palo Santo, Argentine Lignum-Vitae, Paraguay Lignum-Vitae
Botanical name:Bulnesia sarmientoi
Distribution: Central America and northern South America
Description: The heartwood range from a pale yellow to a deep forest green/dark brown, the colour darken with age and especially upon exposure to sunlight. Verawood is hard and takes a nice finish with some 3D shimmer and a satin-like look. Texture is smooth like hard plastic and there is a odour of Lignum-Vitae.
Fun facts: Not a Guaiacum like the true Lignum-Vitae but Verawood contains similar properties and a type of oil known as oil of guaiac (or guayacol) is produced from the wood.