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Holywood

Guaiacum santum
Plant Botanical Name: 
Guaiacum santum
Plant Threat Level: 
Endangered

Guaiacum sanctum or Holywood is a less valuable but rarely distinguished from "lignum-vitae" or G. officinale. Native to the Caribbean, Central America and Florida with few remaining populations, the species is all but extinct and extremely rare across its native range.