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ORANGE

Citrus spp.

Citrus spp. of the family Rutaceae. There are many dozens of species that have the word orange as all or part of one or more of their common names, and while it is true that some of those use the term meaning the color, not the fruit, and it is also true that I have not separated those out, it remains true that there are a great many woods that use the word "orange" in (I believe) the meaning of the fruit, and nowhere near all of them are in the genus Citrus. It is my intent that the woods on this page be from the genus Citrus since that fits with the normal usage in the USA.

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

NOTE: these two planks of valencia orange / Citrus sinensis were donated to the site by Ira Matheny, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


plank and end grain of valencia orange / Citrus sinensis


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


plank and end grain of valencia orange / Citrus sinensis


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


both sides of a plank of sweet orange / Citrus sinensis --- 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 sour orange / Citrus aurantium --- 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


The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
orange (Citrus aurantium) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for all 3 views

web pics:


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