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    where is teak tree native to

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    Teak is the common name for the tropical hardwood tree species Tectona grandis and its wood products. Tectona grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar, but is naturalized and cultivated in many countries, including those in Africa and the Caribbean. Myanmar accounts for nearly one third of the world's total teak production.

    The word teak comes from the Malayalam (in the Malabar region) word theka or tekka. The original word comes from Thekkam in Tamil. This tree is mentioned in the seventh century literature of Tamil popularly known as Tevaram.

    Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface.


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