corkwood


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corkwood:

see bombaxbombax
, common name for the Bombacaceae, a family of deciduous trees, often tall and with unusually thick trunks, found chiefly in the American tropics. The family includes many commercially important members, e.g.
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balsa, corkwood

The lightest of all woods, with density of about 7 to 10 lb per cu ft (110 to 160 kg per cu m); used for the core of lightweight sandwich panels, models, etc.
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one man drew a picture of the guranidja [ancestral progeny] of a corkwood ancestor as a number of ovoid forms placed within a large, slightly rectangular shape representing a rockhole at a particular site.
2000 (1847) Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a Distance of Upward of 3000 Miles, during the Years 1844-1845, Corkwood Press, Adelaide.
At 30 points it is just 5 points bigger than the smallest champions on the Register--the northern bayberry and corkwood.
Violett Ozark, Castanea ozarkensis, 1989 Stuart Knight CHOLLA Jumping, Opuntia fulgida, 1995 Ken Morrow CINNECORD Acacia choriophylla, 1986 14 20 24 40 CLETHRA Cinnamon, Clethra acuminata, 1995 [*] 10 33 12 46 Cinnamon, Clethra acuminata, 1997 [*] 9 29 10 41 CLIFFROSE Cowania mexicana, 1998 15 30 12 48 CLUSIA Florida, Clusia rosea, 1995 25 40 37 74 COCONUT Palm, Cocos nucifera, 1979 [delta] 60 93 27 159 COFFEETREE Kentucky, Gymocladus dioicus, 1999 187 84 80 291 CONDALIA Bitter, Condalia globosa, 1995 28 19 25 53 CORALBEAN Southeastern, Erythrina herbecea, 1995 40 32 30 79 Southwestern, Erythrina flabelliformis, 1999 11 15 12 29 CORKWOOD Leitneria floridana, 1989 [+] 8 16 7 26 COTTONWOOD Black, Populus trichocarpa, 1995 320 158 110 506 Eastern (typ.), Populus deltoides var.