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narra / Pterocarpus indicus
and red narra / Pterocarpus vidalianus
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 3/4" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Semi ring porous starting out with large pores and dwindling down to small pores. Vasicentric parenchyma, winged aliform parenchyma, diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma, occasional pore multiples 2 or 3 long and generally radial, and some confluence. Rays are very thin, closely spaced, and hard to see even at 10X. Growth ring boundaries are vague.
NOTE: the burl from this wood uses a different name, amboyna, and has its own page on this site under that name.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions