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The Suar tree, native to South and Central America, has been widely introduced to Southeast Asia and has been planted throughout the tropics. Due to its popularity around the world, the Suar receives different names wherever it is found. In the West, it is often known as Monkeypod, Samanea Saman, Parota, Acacia...
According to the Nature Serve classification of the conservation status of species, the species receives the G5 grade worldwide. This indicates that it is of great abundance, of widespread geography, rapid growth and that it is not in danger of extinction. Suar wood has a very interesting peculiarity.
Each wood cut has a different pattern. The interlocking nature of the grain and grain generates absolutely different designs and patterns in the wood. If a single log of suar wood is cut into eight crosscuts, it is very likely that eight different patterns will be obtained.
There is yet another aspect of natural patterns. It is the color of these patterns. You can get a light brown finish, interspersed with a dark brown, and finding yourself suddenly with a chocolate color. Definitely each piece of Suar wood is unique.
The Suar tree also has a unique behavior for which it also adopts the name of Rain Tree, which is to fold its leaves every time it rains or an hour before sunset to reopen them an hour after Sunrise.