India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
The sapwood of the East Indian Palisander is yellowish, the heartwood varies in color from golden brown to dark purple-brown and has nearly regular stripes from dark veins.
This wood is straight grained, intensively striped, has a uniform and medium- coarse texture, while the structure exhibits alternating spiral growth.
An excellent decorative wood and veneer for valuable furniture and fine interior finishing. It is well suited for carving and turning work. Moreover, it is a special wood for musical instruments and inlay.