the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
Honduran rosewood / Dalbergia stevensonii
family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with sparse, randomly distributed, medium to large pores with fat vasicentric parenchyma, occasional pore multiples. Lots of diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma, very thin rays that can be hard to see even at 10X
Also called Honduras rosewood, this hard, heavy, true rosewood grows in Belize (British Honduras). Although somewhat less variegated in color and grain than some rosewoods, it IS a rosewood and is attractive and works and polishes quite well. Its color, generally some shade of purple, remains stable over time.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions