Common name(s): Dark Red Meranti, Dark Red Lauan, Dark Red Seraya
Botanical name:Shorea acuminata
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Description: Very hard and dense dark red to purplish brown wood with lighter almost pink streaks. Straight grain with a very diffuse and porous end grain. Extremely hard to see early and late growth with only a few thin streaks of lighter and darker wood.
Fun facts: Its hard to know if you buy this wood, what you get. Dark red Meranti/Lauan, Light red Meranti/Lauan, Red Meranti/Lauan, Lauan, Philippine Mahogany, and many more names of the similar woods of the Shorea spp.