the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
East Indian rosewood / Dalbergia latifolia
3" x 3" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with medium sized, randomly spaced pores with winged aliform parenchyma (occasionally lozenge shaped) with some confluence and considerable diffuse-in-aggregates parenchyma. Occasional pore multiples (radial), tightly spaced rays are thin but generally visible at 10X, growth ring boundaries range from vague to well defined.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions
E.I. rosewood that are just staggering in their beauty and variety. These represent a select few
from a large logging operation and Rikus did a very nice job of photography. Below are a few of the
pics, and to see the full set, click here: Rikus ei rosewood. My thanks to Rikus for the marvelous pics.