K20737 Monkey Pod Wood
Monkey Pod Wood Slab
Common Name, (English) Monkey Pod - Raintree
Scientific Name, Samanea saman / Phitecellobium saman
Family Fabaceae / Mimosoideae
Color tends to be a golden to dark brown, sometimes with darker streaks. Sapwood is usually thin and yellow/white, clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Monkeypod is sometimes seen with highly figured curly or wild grain patterns. Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked or wavy. Texture is medium to coarse, with medium to large open pores and a moderate natural luster.