Pinus caribaea of the family Pinaceae, the pine family
there are something just under 8 zillion kinds of pine and I have broken out only heart pine, ponderosa pine, radiata pine, white pine, and yellow pine with their own pages on this site. To see an extensive list of the species in the genus Pinus, see:
NOTE: Caribbean pine is almost always listed as Caribbean HEART pine, a designation that appears to be nothing more that a bogus assignment by the flooring industry. See the heart pine page on this site for further discussion. As far as I am aware, NONE of the "heart" designations on this page are legitimate and they should have been listed by the original posters as just Caribbean pine, but I present them here as I found them.
my samples: NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K) colors will vary under other lighting conditions
both sides of a sample plank of Caribbean pine / Pinus caribaea --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above