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KURUGUAY

Guibourtia chodatiana

Guibourtia chodatianal of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. In the flooring industry, this wood is given the totally meaningless name "patagonian cherry". It is not related to cherry, and although it MAY come from Patagonia, I wouldn't count on it, given the utterly unreliable nature of the flooring industry's naming conventions.

A common alternate name in the USA is tiete rosewood, and I have also seen it called curunai and kurunai.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of kuruguay / Guibourtia chodatiana --- HUGE enlargements are present. Although this piece has a very light curl, it was not sold as curly (nor should it have been given how light the curl is).


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


sample plank and end grain sold to me as curunai / Guibourtia chodatiana


end grain END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


flooring sample plank and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


plank


smaller plank (and end grain) cut from the larger plank directly above and sanded


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


plank and end grain --- this one was sent to me by Chitswood for ID and I didn't get it. Chit later ID'd it as "tiete rosewood", which is an alternate common name and once he did, I saw that he was correct.


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


two planks and a closeup


plank and end grain


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


flooring sample and end grain. In typical flooring company style, this wood is called by a name that is totally unrelated to the wood and is in fact completely misleading. Namely, it is listed as "Patagonian cherry". The relatively orange tint of this piece and the relatively purple tint of the sample below, are correctly captured here and not an effect of image color correction.


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


flooring sample and end grain (also listed as "Patagonian cherry")


end grain closeup of the piece directly above

web pics:


wet and dry planks


plank sold as tiete rosewood


planks listed as kuruguay


planks listed as curunai and I note that the 1st pic is exactly the a rotated view of the first pic in the set of planks directly above, listed as kuruguay. Another example of someone lifting a pic from web site and putting it on another with a different name. I believe that THIS pic is the original and the "kuruguay" version is the rotated copy.


planks --- although I found these pics on unrelated web sites, they are actually the same image, it's just that the 2nd one is a cropped, rotated version of the first one


flooring


flooring listed as "Patagonian rosewood" a bullshit made-up name from the flooring industry


flooring listed as Tiete rosewood