Name used to refer to several types of wood having vivid and usually evenly spaced, light and dark stripes. The following specimens have been referred to as zebrawood:
1) Brachystegia fleuryana: a tree from Africa with a grain of parallel light straw-colored and dark brown stripes. It is also known as zebran, zebrano, or zingana
2) Connarus guianensis: a tree from South America that is often used in cabinetwork. It is a lightweight hardwood with distinctive dark reddish brown stripes on a cream color background.
3) Pithecolobium racemiflorum: a rare wood from French Guiana with irregular light brown stripes. It is also known as Bois serpent or Surinam snakewood.
Synonyms and Related Terms
1) Brachystegia fleurya; zebran; zebrano; zingana
2) Connarus guianensis
3) Pithecolobium racemiflorum; Surinam snakewood; Bois serpent
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965