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Brachylaena spp. of the family Asteraceae including at least Brachylaena huillensis, Brachylaena hutchinsii (the species most often mentioned), Brachylaena merana and Brachylaena ramiflora.
both sides of a sample plank of muhuhu / Brachylaena hutchinsii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This is obviously a laminated sample, but the two piece are close to identical so I don't consider that a serious flaw for the sample.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above
END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above
plank listed as Brachylaena hutchinsii --- correspondent Steve Earlis tells me the color on this is just ridiculous and that certainly sounds correct to me
turning sticks listed as Brachylaena hutchinsii
bowl blank pics contributed by Steve Earis, whom I thank for this and many other contributions to the site.
6" diameter mortar and pestal by Steve Earis. Thanks to Steve's excellent photography, very large enlargements are present