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JACARANDA

various botanical names

"jacaranda" is a name that goes with at least 50 species spread among the genera Dalbergia, Jacaranda, Machaerium, Platymiscium, Prosopis, and others.

One of the most commonly seen ones in the USA is Machaerium villosum of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family, which is sold in the USA as both jacaranda amarello and jacaranda pardo. Another is Jacaranda mimosifolia which is seen in the USA under various names, some of which show in samples below.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions


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


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above --- the end grain pic has a light chocolate color that is slightly more brown than the wood, which is properly shown in the update pic.


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.


both sides of a sample plank of jacaranda pardo / Machaerium villosum --- 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



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