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JACARANDA, MISC

Machaerium villosum

Machaerium villosum of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. This wood is sold in the USA as both jacaranda amarello and jacaranda pardo. The two don't look quite the same but both are listed with the same botanical name so I show them all here on the same page, but with the separate common names listed.

"jacaranda" is a name that goes with a HUGE number of South American woods, so I have little confidence in these designations.

Woods other than Machaerium villosum will be put on this page if I find them listed as jacaranda.

my samples:


sample plank and end grain sold to me as African jacaranda / Jacaranda mimosifolia


end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- the pic has a light chocolate color that is slightly more brown than the wood


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of jacaranda / Jacaranda mimosifolia --- 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 jacaranda / Jacaranda mimosifolia --- 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


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of mimosa leaved jacaranda / Jacaranda mimosifolia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Unfortunately, in a mix up of my image files, I lost the end grain shots for this sample, but they were not substantially different that for the sample directly above this one, which is from the same sample vendor and I believe from the same plank.



a long veneer piece sold to me as jacaranda amarello and a couple of closeups of same; the color on the last one is too dull. The actual wood is the lively orangish tan of the first two pics.



a long veneer piece sold to me as jacaranda amarello and two closeups from it. The color in the actual wood is just slightly more orange than in the closeup pics, as shown in the distance pic

web pics:


veneer sold as jacaranda amarello


figured veneer sold as jacaranda amarello


planks listed as jacaranda pardo, all from the same vendor


planks listed as jacarando pardo, all from the same vendor




All of the pieces in this section were listed as jacaranda pardo / monterillo while they do look a lot like the wood that I have listed as monterillo (on its own page on this site), they also look a lot like some of the other "jacaranda pardo" pics on this page. I am unable to conflate the names "jacaranda pardo" and monterillo so not being sure where to put them, I flipped a coin and put them here.



end of jacarando pardo / monterillo







planks listed as jacarando pardo, all from the same vendor


planks listed as jacarando pardo


scales listed as jacarando pardo


turning stock listed as jacaranda pardo / Machaerium villosum





both sides of a plank listed as jacarando pardo and a closeup --- this is from the BogusColorVendor so the orange shade is suspect


another plank closeup from the BogusColorVendor


hollow forms