the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
East Indian rosewood / Dalbergia latifolia
of the family Fabaceae (the legume family)
3" x 3" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with medium sized, randomly spaced pores with winged aliform parenchyma (occasionally lozenge shaped) with some confluence and considerable diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma. Occasional pore multiples (radial), tightly spaced rays are thin but generally visible at 10X, growth ring boundaries range from vague to well defined.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions
E.I. rosewood that are just staggering in their beauty and variety. These represent a select few
from a large logging operation and Rikus did a very nice job of photography. Below are a few of the
pics, below that the full set. My thanks to Rikus for the marvelous pics.