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TIMBORANA

Piptadenia spp. (and other)

Piptadenia spp. of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. I found numerous species names that have timborana (or "timbo rana" with a space) as one of their common names. The most prevalent seems to be the genus Piptadenia, but I have no idea which species, if any of these listed here, represent the woods pictured on this page. I suspect that the pics are from several of these.

Clathrotropis macrocarpa
Clathrotropis spp.
Cordia goeldiana
Enterolobium schomburgkii
Lonchocarpus floribundus
Lonchocarpus killipii
Parapiptadenia rigida
Piptadenia spp.
Piptadenia suaveolens
Pseudopiptadenia psilostachya
Stryphnodendron spp.

A very hard, slightly grainy, South American wood used primarily for flooring.

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

All these are thin-top veneered panels used for flooring and none were thick enough to get an end grain or side grain shot. In fact, the 2nd one down was so thin that when I sanded off the finish, there wasn't any timborana left, just cheap plywood backing.

NOT raw wood color
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that clearly has deepened and enriched the color.


the piece directly above, after I sanded off the finish --- this was a thin plywood layer, so I could not get an end grain pic

NOT raw wood color
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that clearly has deepened and enriched the color.

NOT raw wood color
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that clearly has deepened and enriched the color. Directly below is the same piece with the finish sanded off


same as above but without the finish

NOT raw wood color
flooring sample that has been finished with a hard, shiny finishing agent that clearly has deepened and enriched the color. Directly below is the piece with the finish sanded off.


same as above but without the finish

web pics:
the range of colors seems unlikely for a single species so as suggested at the top of the page,
these probably represent multiple species and possibly even unrelated species
as you can see from the various botanical names shown.


planks


flooring


figured veneer specifically listed as Cordia goeldiana


burl veneer


more burl veneer --- these shots are from a vendor who frequently has too much green in his pics


pistol grips