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Maybe hard to find. Used in the Sudan for handle stock, and grown as wood for railway dyes. Australia considers it an invasive plant. The National Forage Testing Association states that "The dark brown wood is strong, durable, nearly twice as hard as teak, very shock resistant, and is used for construction, mine props, tool handles and carts. It is best carved in a green state. It has a high calorific value of 4950 kcal/kg, making excellent fuelwood and quality charcoal. It burns slow with little smoke when dry."

Not too popular here in the States. Leaves and bark make a tea to treat respiratory, digestive and urinary inflammation. Logs of the wood were used by the stone masons of Egypt to move the stone blocks due to the extreme hardness of the wood (twice that of teak).

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