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NOTE: there is rarely any "standard" or "typical" look for a wood so take what's in this table with a grain of salt
the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood

mansonia / Mansonia altissima

1.5" x 1.5" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.

Diffuse porous with randomly distributed medium pores, frequent radial pore multiples. sometimes as long as 5 but usually 2 or 3, rays thin and hard to see even at 10X, diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma is present but hard to see even at 10X. Pore density drops off slightly in the latewood, sometimes making the wood look semi diffuse porous. Growth rings easily discernable due to darkening tissue color in the latewood.





my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


quartersawn sample and end grain


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


plank and end grain --- the walnut color is very accurate


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a stick of mansonia. HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

br>END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


veneer with color that is just a shade more red than the actual wood. The true color is very similar to walnut but the grain is much smoother than would be normal for walnut, and there is a pronounced ribbon stripe that does not show up well in this pic.

web pics:


flat cut planks with a color that is likely too gray


quartersawn planks


plank listed as mansonia but with a color that is just silly


veneer


ribbon stripe veneer


quartersawn ribbon stripe veneer --- this is the web pic of the lot from which my own sample was taken and once again you can see how this vendor adds a shine to her pics that is not in the wood. The ribbon stripe, however, does show up better in her pic than in mine.


pomelle veneer