Guaiacum Officinale (Guaiac)

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Guaiacum Officinale (Guaiac)This is a tree of slow growth, attaining a height of from thirty to forty feet; stem commonly crooked; bark furrowed; wood very hard, heavy, the fibres crossing each other diagonally.  Leaves bijugate; leaflets obovate or oval, obtuse, and evergreen.  Flowers light blue, and the fruit an obcordate capsule.

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