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ANGELIM PEDRA

Hymenolobium spp.

Hymenolobium spp. of the family Leguminosae (subfamily Papilionoideae), the legume or pea family

I was told by Paul van Rijckevorsel that in Brazil the name “angelim” can be applied to several coarse woods in the family Leguminosae and that usually angelim pedra will refer to Hymenolobium petraeum, however, there are at least 2 other species in the genera Hymenolobium plus 3 in the genus Andira, and a couple more random species from other genera, all of which use the name angelim pedra and I have no great confidence as to which of them are displayed on this page unless explicitly stated.



my samples:


plank and end grain


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- the heavy white streaks going up and to the left are tiny cracks that have filled up with fine dust


web pics:


plank with wet and dry sections, lised as angelim pedra / Hymenolobium excelsum


planks


plank listed as angelim pedra / Hymenolobium excelsum


planks, all from the same vendor and listed as angelim pedra / Hymenolobium excelsum


planks, all from the same vendor


planks, all from the same vendor


plank listed as angelim pedra / Hymenolobium spp.


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