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the lignum vitae tree is grown in the Caribbean, and then list Bermuda as one of the islands it grows on in the Caribbean. I believe you meant this be the Bahamas, for Bermuda is not in the Caribbean, it is much farther north.

To my knowledge, lignum vitae has never grown in Bermuda. (The only lignum vitae I’ve seen has been rescued from old shipwrecks, attesting to its resistance to rot.) However, it does grow in the Bahamas, and is their national tree. Mark Fox Devonshire, Bermuda

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