Rosul / Dalbergia stevensonii
Distribution & Tree
Strength & Durability
Ecological & Social Importance
Rosul has similarities to granadillo (Dalbergia tucurensis), but is significantly denser (930–1,170 kg/cm3 versus 650–820 kg/cm3). Rosul is medium to dark pinkish brown with dark streaks whereas granadillo is yellow brown to brown sometimes with dark streaks. Rosul is on the CITES appendix II and granadillo CITES appendix III.
|Technical Characteristics||Honduran Rosewood||Ipe||Hickory (Shagbark)|
|Bending Stiffness (Modulus of Elasticity)||GPa||22.0||22.1||14.9|
|Bending Strength (Modulus of Rupture)||MPa||NA||177.0||139.3|
|Values determined at 12% humidity|
Values are for reference only and cannot be guaranteed. Wood is a natural material and physical and mechanical properties may vary depending on age, genetics, and other factors. We encourage customers to consult the references provided in the bibliography. For further explanations of wood’s key technical characteristics, an excellent resource is the Wood Database with articles on Density (average dried weight); Janka hardness; Elastic Modulus; Rupture Modulus; Crushing Strength; Radial, Tangential and Volumetric Shrinkage.