American Rosewood

Size: D

SKU: BS R1--S2- C2
PID: 91913799

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  • Regular price $ 220.00

Dalbergia sissoo of the family Fabaceae (syn. Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. Native to in Southeast Asia and the Middle East but also grows in Florida. Other names include Florida rosewood and shisham wood. Unfortunately, it ALSO is sometimes called "East Indian rosewood", which is bad because that name is MUCH more commonly applied to Dalbergi latifolia, a related but distinct wood. I have even seen vendors who lump Dalbergia sissoo in with Dalbergia latifolia, as though they were the same wood, which they most emphatically are not. Dalbergia sissoo is a nice wood, but it does not get anything like the color variety found in Dalberia latifolia.