|Jamaican Rain Tree|
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. 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. It is still occasionally used for reeded wooden musical instruments such as bagpipes, clarinets and oboes.
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