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iroko / Milicia excelsa
(syn.s Chlorophora excelsa, Milicia africana, Morus excelsa)
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with large, sparse, randomly distributed pores with fat lozenge shaped aliform parenchyma that sometimes spreads out to winged aliform parenchyma. Considerable confluence, some diffuse in aggregate parenchyma that occasionally appears banded, and some pore multiples. Rays that are obvious at 10X but growth rings that are vague.