Rosewood, East Indian

Latin name: Dalbergia latifolia

Common name(s): Bombay Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Java Palisander, Indian palisander

Sources: India

Characteristics: Similar to and often substituted for Brazilian Rosewood, but often darker with more of a purplish cast. When interlocked grain is present, quarter slicing may produce faint to pronounced striping.

Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced

Uses: High end furniture, architectural millwork, boat interiors, turnery, and architectural wall paneling.

Availability: Scarce

Price: $$$$