(see below for list of synonyms)
Lophostemon confertus of the family Myrtaceae. Synonyms include Tristania conferta, Melaleuca conferta, Lophostemon arborescens, Tristania depressa, Tristania macrophylla, and Tristania subverticillata
my samples: NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K) colors will vary under other lighting conditions
both sides of a sample plank of brushbox / Lophostemon confertus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above