East Indian Rosewood


Common Name(s): East Indian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, sonokeling

Scientific Name: Dalbergia latifolia

Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia

Tree Size: 100 ft (30 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 52 lbs/ft3 (830 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .70, .83

Janka Hardness: 2,440 lbf (10,870 N)

East Indian Rosewood, a tropical hardwood, is an exotic wood native to the Southern India peninsula. The color varies from golden brown to dark purple brown, with a unique striped figure. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown.


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