Brya ebenus

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Jamaican Rain Tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Brya
Species: B. ebenus
Binomial name
Brya ebenus
(L.) DC.
Synonyms

Aspalathus ebenus L.

Brya ebenus, also known as cocus wood, cocuswood, and coccuswood, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Jamaica.[1] Horticulturally it is known as the Jamaica(n) Rain Tree.

Cocus wood is a very dense tropical hardwood with excellent musical tone quality, and was used for making flutes in England and France especially during the 19th century.[2] It is still occasionally used for reeded wooden musical instruments such as bagpipes, clarinets and oboes.

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