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LAUREL BLANCO

Cordia alliodora

Cordia alliodora of the family Boraginaceae, but note that there are several other Cordia spp. that use the name laurel blanco, AND there are at least 9 other species from 4 different genera that also use it. I have it as Cordia alliodora because all of the pieces I've ever seen for sale have it so listed.

You will note that I have no web pics for this wood. That is because I have never encounted it in any form other than formal IWCS-type wood samples, which is what are shown on this page, with the single exception of the piece that Mark Peet loaned me and it's not a lot bigger than formal sample size.

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


both sides of a sample plank of laurel blanco (white laurel) / Cordia alliodora --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of laurel blanco (white laurel) / Cordia alliodora --- 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 laurel blanco (white laurel) / Cordia alliodora --- 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


quartersawn surface on one edge of the piece directly above. The ray flakes look like little bumps here and actually look more like ray flakes on the edge view of the end grain shot directly above.


both sides of a sample plank of laurel blanco (white laurel) / Cordia alliodora --- 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


both sides of a chunk of laurel blanco (white laurel) / Cordia alliodora --- 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 laurel blanco / Cordia alliodora. This was cut from the larger chunk shown directly above. 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 quartersawn sample plank of laurel blanco / Cordia alliodora, also cut (like the sample directly above this one) from the larger chunk shown above the previous sample. HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The face grain of the 2nd side shows some nice ray flakes (small, but obvious)


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:

none so far