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Schlangenholz (English: Snakewood) is a common name for various trees that have a wavy grain in their wood. It most commonly refers to trees in the genus Brosimum.
Snakewood had magical properties, and could be used as a wand wood. Garrick Ollivander did not use the wood, but Mykew Gregorovitch did, selling at least one wand using the wood in his wand shop. Salazar Slytherin crafted his wand from snakewood.