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CURUPAY
Widely used alternate common names include angico and cebil

Anadenanthera colubrina




Anadenanthera colubrina of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. Synonyms include Acacia colubrina, Acacia grata, Anadenanthera macrocarpa,Anadenanthera colubrina, Mimosa grata, Piptadenia cebil, Piptadenia colubrina, Piptadenia grata, Piptadenia hassleriana, Piptadenia macrocarpa



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of cebil / Anadenanthera colubrina --- 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 curupay / Piptadenia rigida --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Piptadenia rigida is a synonym for the accepted name Anadenanthera colubrina. The labeled side is raw but the 2nd side has been sanded to 240 grit and so shows details better and is slightly richer in color.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of curupay / Piptadenia rigida --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Piptadenia rigida is a synonym for the accepted name Anadenanthera colubrina. The labeled side is raw but the 2nd side has been sanded to 240 grit and so shows details better and is slightly richer in color.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of angico preto / Piptadenia macrocarpa --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Piptadenia macrocarpa is one of several synonyms for the accepted name Anadenanthera colubrina and angico preto is an alternate common name for curupay. The labeled side is raw but the 2nd side has been sanded to 240 grit and so shows details better and is slightly richer in color.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


sample plank and end grain provided to me as Argentina anjico (should be angico) / Piptadenia rigida. Piptadenia rigida is a synonym for the accepted name Anadenanthera colubrina and angico is just another common name instead of curupay.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above

NOT a raw wood color
sample plank, with a finishing agent, shot in a woodworking store. HUGE enlargements are present




NOTE: all of the flooring samples in this section "my samples" were previously mis-identified by me as goncalo alves. They have the flooring trade name "Patagonian Rosewood" which of course is just a markeing term having nothing to do with the wood itself and in fact I have never seen that phrase used ANYWHERE outside the flooring industry. A lot of these samples REALLY looks like goncalo alves, so it fooled me. In fact, I'm not convinced that the flooring company doesn't maybe mix up goncalo alves with curupay sometimes, but I've now seen enough curupay to know that it CAN look exactly like goncalo alves.

NOT A RAW WOOD COLOR
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that has slightly enriched and deepened the color. This piece was sanded down and is shown raw directly below


flooring sample and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above

NOT A RAW WOOD COLOR
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that has slightly enriched and deepened the color. This piece was sanded down and is shown raw directly below


flooring sample and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above

NOT A RAW WOOD COLOR
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that has slightly enriched and deepened the color. This piece was sanded down and is shown raw directly below


flooring sample and end grain


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


flooring sample and end grain --- this is a particulaly rich looking piece of wood and the color shown is accurate --- some of the other samples didn't look this good even with a finish.


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


a truely ugly plank and end grain --- this is a flooring sample and I can only believe that the flooring company I bought it from just puts aside such pieces for their sample pack instead of just turning them into firewood as they should. Actually, this pic really doesn't do justice to the piece --- that is, the pic makes it look half-way decent. The actual wood is REALLY ugly.


end grain closeup of the plank directly above

end flooring samples




web pics:


planks with wet and dry sections listed as cebil / Anadenanthera collubrina


planks


plank listed as angico


planks, both from the same vendor and listed as cebil / Anadenanthera collubrina --- I'm not sure whether these have been moistened for the pics or not bet it certainly appears they might have been


planks moistened for the pics, listed as cebil / Anadenanthera collubrina


planks listed as cebil / Anadenanthera collubrina


planks listed as curupay / Anadenanthera collubrina


planks all from the same vendor and listed as cebil / Anadenanthera collubrina --- there's some very nice mottle in some of these but none were listed as figured


planks and turning stock all from the same vendor and all listed as anjico (which should be angico) / Piptadenia rigida.


turning sticks listed as Brazilian angico


flooring


6" diameter bowl by Steve Earis with big enlargements available. Like my own sample, and some of the flooring samples I've seen, this looks JUST like goncalo alves