the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
tulipwood / Dalbergia decipularis and Dalbergia frutescens
see fact sheet for a considerable discussion on the botanical name(s)
4" x 4" flat cut, 4" x 4" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Semi ring porous with medium sized earlywood pores and small latewood pores, all with thin vasicentric parenchyma, some pore multiples. Growth ring boundaries range from indistinct to discernible. Very thin rays, sometimes hard to see even at 10X. Diffuse in aggregate parenchyma often present, often hard to see, rare occurances of winged aliform parenchyma
One of the most consistently beautiful rosewoods