Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia spp. (D. baronii, D. greveana, D. madagascariensis, and D. monticola))

 

Common Names: Madagascar Rosewood, Palisander

 

Distribution: Madagascar

 

Color/Appearance : Heartwood generally ranges from a light yellow-brown to a darker orange or reddish brown. Darker black streaks are common
and can produce a grain figure known as “spider webbing” or “landscape”

 

Janka Hardness: 2,720 lbf

 

Density: 4.83 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: yes (Madagascar Dalbergia species are listed on CITES appendix II under the genus-wide restriction on all Dalbergia species.  IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Veneer, musical instruments (guitar bodies and fingerboards), furniture, cabinetry, inlays, carving, turned objects and other small specialty wood items

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