Common Name(s): Kingwood

Scientific Name: Dalbergia cearensis

Distribution: Brazil (and occasionally from Mexico)

Tree Size: 30-60 ft (10-20 m) tall, less than 2 ft (.6 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 75 lbs/ft3 (1,200 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .98, 1.20

Janka Hardness: 3,340 lbf (17,240 N)

Heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks. Sapwood is a pale yellow. Distinct, rosewood-like odor when being worked. Like the other rosewoods, it is perfect for jewelry.


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