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Torch Wood Tree

Torch Wood TreeTorch Wood (Amyris Elemifera, Linn.)-Slender as is this little south Florida tree, it is prized for fuel, for its wood is hard and close grained, and full of an aromatic oily balsam. Its twigs are often burned to give a perfume in the room. The leaves are much like those of the box elder, opposite and of three leaflets.