the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
movingui / Distemonanthus benthamianus
2.5" x 2.5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with large, randomly distributed pores with thick lozenge shaped aliform parenchyma (occasionally winged) with occasional confluence and sometimes absent in the early part of the earlywood, occasional pore multiples of 2 or 3, almost always radial, growth ring boundaries vary from indistinct to distinct, medium rays fairly closely spaced and easily visible at 10X, occasional diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma.
NOTE: this is often called Nigerian satinwood or African satinwood, but it is not a satinwood
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions