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Botanical Name:

Dalbergia stevensonii



Other Names:

Honduran Rosewood, Palissandro, Honduras Rosenholz

Tree Height:

50-100 ft

Tree Diameter:

3 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

58-68 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:


General Characteristics:

Honduras Rosewood is pinkish-brown to purple in color, with a medium to fine texture. The grain of this rosewood is straight to slightly roey, they luster is low to medium and an odor of roses tends to be present.


Musical instruments, veneer, fine furniture, cabinetry, brush backs, knife handles, and other specialty items

Working Properties:

Honduras Rosewood is moderately difficult to saw and machine due to its hardness, leading to the dulling of instruments’ cutting edges and a tendency to ride over cutters.

Suitable Substitutes:



Honduras Rosewood is the wood-of-choice for marimba keys. The best marimbas are made of rosewood, and the best-of-the-best are made form quarter-sawn material. it is frequently used for a number of other types of instruments due to its nearly perfect tonal qualities.


“Tropical Timbers of the World”, USDA Handbook #607, Sept. 1984, p. 67,

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