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NARGUSTA

botanical name uncertain

There are at least 9 species from 4 genera (most are from the genus Terminalia) that have nargusta as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page except as specifically stated.

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 "streaked" nargusta / Terminalia amazonia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. I put "streaked" in quotes because I'm not sure it's necessary; I think all nargusta is streaked but I could be wrong.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- poor sanding job on the left side but the middle and right show the fine grain detail very nicely.


both sides of a sample plank of "streaked" nargusta / Terminalia amazonia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. I put "streaked" in quotes because I'm not sure it's necessary; I think all nargusta is streaked but I could be wrong.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks


plank and closeup


planks listed as nargusta / Terminali amazonia


figured plank


scales listed as nargust burl --- I note that neither these nor the ones directly below look anything like the rest of the pics on this page, but since it's a burl that does not rule out the possibility that it is correctly identified --- but I'm doubtful.


scales listed as black nargust burl --- I note that neither these nor the ones directly above look anything like the rest of the pics on this page, but since it's a burl that does not rule out the possibility that it is correctly identified --- but I'm doubtful.