Wood of the Hopea Odorata tree. It not normally grown in homes as the wood is very dark in colour, and as the wind blows through the leaves, it often howls in an extremely eerie manner, as if a ghost is haunting the premises.
The tree is rich in oil, which allows it to live for very long. Because of its sap, insects also avoid the tree. It is an excellent material for shipbuilding.« Back to Glossary Index