the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
merbau / Intsia spp.
4" x 4" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with large, sparse, randomly spaced pores with lozenge shaped aliform parenchyma, infrequent confulent parenchyma, frequent pore multiples in random directions, banded parenchyma (marginal?), rays tightly spaced and clearly visible at 10X, growth ring boundaries vague to distinct.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions