"which, in the Brasils, they call the Iron Tree"
Brazilian Ironwood Trees
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBrazilian Ironwood Trees - Credit: Eurico Zimbres

The Brazilian Ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea) is a thornless tree with yellow flowers, and extremely hard wood. Its other name, the Leopard Tree, comes from the patterns which occur when its bark peels.


Ironwood Flowers
Creative Commons AttributionIronwood Flowers - Credit: mauroguanandi