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Sophora toromiro (Toromiro; Toromiro Tree)

Wikipedia Abstract

Sophora toromiro, commonly known as Toromiro, is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae, that is endemic to Easter Island. Heavy deforestation had eliminated most of the island's forests by the first half of the 17th century, and the once common toromiro became rare and ultimately extinct in the wild. Local tradition has it that the rongorongo tablets of Easter Island are made of toromiro. However, all tablets of native wood tested by modern methods have turned out to be Thespesia populnea, known as miro in some Polynesian languages.
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Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium


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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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