Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla (hybrid) of the family Myrtaceae, this is a "planned growth" wood, cultivated, tree-farmed, and promoted by Weyerhauser Corp, which says it represents a new concept in forest management. A premium-grade hardwood, Lyptus is grown in South America on highly productive plantations, interspersed with reintroduced indigenous trees to preserve native ecosystems. Wood is produced using proprietary technology in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner, according to Weyerhauser.
Many factors distinguish LyptusŪ from other hardwood species. A natural hybrid of Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla, Lyptus thrives in the warm climate of Brazil, permitting harvesting in just 14 to 16 years as opposed to 50 to 70 years in colder regions.
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 lyptus / Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- the closeup pic is a little too purple
both sides of a piece of lyptus / Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla and a face grain closeup --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Note that the first face was sanded to 240 grit and the second face was not and this accounts the better resolution of the detail characteristics as seen in the first one. The face grain closeup clearly shows the interlocked grain.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above
taken from different web sites, these are clearly the same image, just manipulated differently including the color, aspect ratio, and orientation. If either one of them is correct in color it would almost certainly be the one on the left.
a plank --- this exact same image is also used by that vendor to represent luan (shorea spp.) and clearly ONE of them has to be incorrect since lyptus and luan are definitely NOT the same thing at all. It is this kind of moronic occurance that encouraged me to start this web site in the first place. This plank looks like shorea more than lyptus.