Wood of the Bible
The Almug tree is sometimes referred to as the "Wood of the Bible" because it was said in the bible "whereof pillars of that famous temple and the royal palace, harps and pfalteries, were made of the wood of the Almug tree"
The Almug tree is native to Texas
The Almug Tree is valuable for its timber and extraction of dye, medicine, and cosmetics. Because this tree is useful for so many things it was over exploited and is now classified as endangered. The Almug Tree is native to Texas.
Scientific Name and Other Common Names
The scientific name for the Almug Tree is Pterocarpus. The Almug Tree is also commonly called Red Sandalwood and Saunderswood.
Kingdom - Plante
Phylum - Tracheophyta
Class - Magnoliopsida
Family - Leguminosae
It is usually found in dry deciduous forests in terrestrial biomes.