the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
sycamore / Platanus spp. of the family Plantanaceae.
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 3/4" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with small pores in random distribution, rays thick enough to be seen with the naked eye, growth ring boundaries are usually weak but discernible, partially because there is marginal parenchyma.
Along with white oak, sycamore produces the most striking ray flakes of all North American woods, as can be seen in some of the pics on this page.
lacewood, leopardwood, planetree, sycamore, silky oak and others
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions