Woods of the World


Scientific Name Common Name

Abies concolor White fir
Acacia koa Koa
Acacia melanoxylon Tasmanian blackwood
Acer negundo Box elder
Acer rubrum Red maple, swamp maple
Acer saccharum Sugar maple, hard maple
Afzelia quanzensis Afzelia
Agathis australis Kauri pine
Aglaia gigantea Aglaia
Albizia lebbeck Siris tree
Alnus rubra Red alder
Alphitonia carolinensis Elibob
Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island pine
Arbutus menziesii Pacific madrone
Aspidosperma sp. Volador
Astronium graveolens Goncalo alves
Astronium lecointei Tiger wood
Atherosperma moschatum Tasmanian blackheart
Aucoumea klaineana GaboonmMahogany
Balfourodendron riedelianum Guatambu
Berchemia zeyheri Pink ivory
Betula alleghaniensis Red birch (heartwood)
Betula alleghaniensis Yellow birch (sapwood)
Betula papyrifera White birch
Brosimum guianense Snakewood, leopardwood
Brosimum sp. Bloodwood
Buxus sempervirens Common boxwood
Caesalpinia echinata Pernambuco
Caesalpinia platyloba Chakte viga
Callitris glaucophylla Australian cypress
Calophyllum antillanum Palo Maria
Calophyllum inophyllum Ballnut
Calycophyllum multiflorum Castello
Campnosperma brevipetiolatum Kelela charm
Carapa guianensis Andiroba saruba
Cardwellia sublimis Silky oak
Carya glabra Pignut hickory
Carya illinoinensis Pecan
Castanea dentata American chestnut
Casuarina cunninghamiana Beefwood
Cedrela odorata Spanish cedar
Centrolobium sp. Canarywood
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Port Orford cedar
Chlorophora excelsa Iroko, African teak
Chloroxylon swietenia Satinwood
Chrysolepis chrysophylla Giant golden chinkapen
Cinnamomum camphora Camphorwood
Cordia alliodora Bacote
Cordia dodecandra Ziricote
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood
Corymbia citriodora Lemon gum eucalyptus
Cosmocalyx spectabilis Redheart, chakte kok
Dalbergia cearensis Brazilian kingwood
Dalbergia frutescens Tulipwood
Dalbergia latifolia East Indian rosewood
Dalbergia oliveri Burmese rosewood
Dalbergia retusa Cocobolo, palo de rosa
Diospyros embryopteris Black and white ebony
Diospyros mun Lune ebony
Diospyros sp. Gaboon ebony
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon
Dipteryx magnifica Cumaru
Dracontomelon dao Paldao
Entandrophragma cylindricum Sapele
Eucalyptus camaldulensis River red gum eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulus Blue gum
Eucalyptus marginata Jarrah
Eucalyptus robusta Swamp mahogany
Euxylophora paraensis Yellowheart
Fagus grandifolia American beech
Fagus sylvatica European beech
Fraxinus americana American ash
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey locust
Grevillea robusta Lacewood
Guaiacum officinale Lignum vitae
Guaiacum sanctum Bastard lignum
Guarea thompsonii Nigerian pearwood
Guibourtia arnoldiana Shedua
Guibourtia demeusei Bubinga, African rosewood
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree
Hibiscus elatus Blue mahoe
Horsfieldia amklaal Amklaal
Hymenaea courbaril Brazilian cherry
Ilex opaca American holly
Intsia sp. Merbau


Scientific Name Common Name

Juglans cinerea Butternut
Juglans neotropica Ecuador walnut
Juglans nigra Black walnut
Juglans regia English walnut
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar
Khaya ivorensis African mahogany
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet gum
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip poplar, tuliptree
Litchi chinensis Lychee, litchi
Lonchocarpus castilloi Machiche
Lysiloma sp. Tzalam
Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia nut
Machaerium scleroxylon Morado
Maclura pomifera Osage orange, bow wood
Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia
Mangifera indica Mango
Maranthes corymbosa Siris tree
Metopium brownei Chechem, Florida poisontree
Metrosideros polymorpha Ohia
Microberlinia brazzavillensis Zebrawood
Millettia laurentii Wenge
Millettia stuhlmannii Panga panga
Morus rubra Red mulberry
Nothofagus cunninghamii Myrtle beech
Nyssa sylvatica Black tupelo, sour gum
Ochroma pyramidale Balsa
Ocotea porosa Umbuia
Olea europaea European olive, olive
Olea hochstetteri East African olive
Ormosia nobilis Sirari
Panopsis rubellens Lacewood
Parinari excelsa Sougue
Peltogyne paniculata Purpleheart
Pericopsis elata Golden afrormosia
Persea americana Avocado
Picea abies Norway spruce
Picea sitchensis Sitka spruce
Pinus palustris Sinker pine
Pinus palustris Longleaf pine
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa pine
Pinus strobus Eastern white pine
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine
Piscidia piscipula Jamaican dogwood
Platymiscium yucatanum Granadillo
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood
Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen
Pouteria sp. Anegre
Prosopis velutina Mesquite
Prunus americana American plum
Prunus serotina Black cherry, wild cherry
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas gir
Pterocarpus indicus Narra
Pterocarpus soyauxii African padauk
Pterogyne nitens Amendoim
Pyrus communis Common pear
Quercus alba White oak
Quercus petraea Durmast oak
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak
Quercus robur English oak
Quercus rubra Red oak
Quercus velutina Black oak
Quercus virginiana Live oak, southern live oak
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust
Roupala brasiliensis Brazilian lacewood
Salix nigra Black willow
Samanea saman Monkey pod
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Sclerocarya birrea
Marula
Sequoia sempervirens Coastal redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant sequoia
Serianthes kanehirae Ukall
Shorea negrosensis Red lauan
Simira salvadorensis Chakte kok
Swietenia macrophylla Prime mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni Cuban mahogony
Tabebuia donnell-smithii Primavera
Tabebuia serratifolia Ipe
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress
Taxus brevifolia Pacific yew
Tectona grandis Teak
Terminalia superba Limba
Thespesia populnea Milo
Thuja occidentalis Eastern white cedar
Thuja plicata Western red cedar
Tieghemella heckelii Makore
Tilia americana American basswood
Tilia europaea European linden, limewood
Ulmus americana American elm
Ulmus rubra Red elm, slippery elm
Umbellularia californica California laurel
Virola koschnyi Banak
Zollernia paraensis Pau santo
Zygia racemosa Marblewood



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