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.