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Mesquite

Botanical Name:

Prosopis glandulosa

Origin:

South and Central America, Mexico, Southwestern United States, Middle East and Africa.

Also known as: 

mizquitl (aboriginal name), algarrobo (Chile),

Mesquite is one of the hardest and most durable of all Native American woods. There are approximately 60 varieties of mesquite wood worldwide, but the most common one in the United States is the South Texas variety.  Mesquite is harder than most other North American species used for flooring.  Having evolved in desert climates with unpredictable water supply, Mesquite does not shrink as it ages. It exhibits a dark brown to light reddish brown color with a high degree of character and variation on the grain, including, knots, ingrown bark and mineral streaks. It is not unusual to find small irregular cracks radiating across the grain.

 

 

 

 

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