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Teak is a tropical hardwood that belongs to theTectona Grandis species. Teak comes from a large tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small fragrant white flowers. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. Teak is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance and therefore used for boat building, exterior construction, carving  and furniture. Teak is native to south and south east Asia,  mainly Burma,Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia but is naturalized and cultivated in many other countries in Africa and the Caribbean.  Burma accounts for nearly one third of the world’s total teak production but for political reasons import from Burma is restricted/ banned in many countries.