Includes at least Zygia cataractae, Zygia inaequalis, and Zygia juruana of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family
I am not familiar with these South American species, but clearly they are very close in appearance to the closely related wood marblewood (Zygia racemosa, also from South America) and I am not fully convinced but what some of the woods listed here as tiger caspi might in fact be marblewood (and some of what I have as marblewood could be tiger caspi); they look to be very easy to confuse. I Have never encountered this wood as veneer.
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 tiger caspi / Zygia cataractae --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above