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ALMOND

Prunus spp.

Prunus spp. of the family Rosaceae, including at least 7 different species in that genus. In addition to that, there are another 3 dozen or so species from about 20 genera that ALSO have the word almond as all or part of one or more of their common names, so there's a lot of room for confusion.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of almond / Prunus amygdalus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of almond / Prunus amygdalus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


a plank donated to the site by Ira Matheny, whom I thank for this and other contributions.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


figured veneer, sold to me as Indian almond


veneer from the figured Indian veneer flitch (same as directly above) but obviously without much figure

web pics:


log ends --- these were advertised for firewood, not bowl blanks


planks


planks listed as almond / Prunus dulcis


plank pics provided by Dave Davenport ... thanks Dave


plank listed as wild almond / Terminalia cattapa


sticks


burl slab


bowls


bowl --- the richness of the color on this one is outside my experience of almond, but could be due to the finishing agent, or the photography


box and closeup of the top


box and business card holder (it wasn't marked, but I believe the business card holder is only a few inches high)