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LYCHEE

Litchi chinensis

Litchi chinensis of the family Aceraceae. Native to China but also grows in the Philippines and other areas in asia.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of lychee / Litchi chinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of lychee / Litchi chinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet 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 curly lychee / Litchi chinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. The curl is weak but is present enought to legimitately call the wood curly.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks


planks that were not listed as figured, although they clearly are and it shows up even better in the enlargment


slabs


both sides of a slab


two closeups of the first pic directly above


turning stock listed as Hawaiian lychee / Litchi chinensis


listed as "flamed" lychee --- clearly "flamed" in this case means curly, and I'm sure the piece was either waxed or specificially moistened for the pic


All of the pics below are from the BogusColorVendor so the colors are heavily over-saturated and WAY richer than what the wood is likely to look like,even if (as it may be) moistened for the pics


both sides of a plank and a closeup


both sides of a plank and a closeup


turning stock