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TIGER CASPI

Zygia spp.


Includes at least Zygia cataractae, Zygia inaequalis, and Zygia juruana of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family

I am not familiar with these South American species, but clearly they are very close in appearance to the closely related wood marblewood (Zygia racemosa, also from South America) and I am not fully convinced but what some of the woods listed here as tiger caspi might in fact be marblewood (and some of what I have as marblewood could be tiger caspi); they look to be very easy to confuse. I Have never encountered this wood as veneer.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia inaequalis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia inaequalis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia inaequalis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia juruana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of tiger caspi / Zygia juruana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


a set of pics from a Charlie Pace whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


planks


planks listed as tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae; the first one clearly has black-line spalting although it was not listed as spalted


this was listed as plywood and there appears to be a bookmatched join-line in it, horizontally just below the middle


end grain


the edge of a bowl blank showing end grain and side grain


bowl blanks (waxed) listed as tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae


flooring


jewelry boxes


turned box


turned object that shows the grain particularly well


bowl blank and bowl


platter listed as tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae


bowls listed as tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae


bowl just listed as tiger caspi


two views of a bowl listed as tiger caspi