Trade name – SONOKELING (Indian rosewood, Palisandre) (Medium-heavy hardwood).
Botanical name – Dalbergia latifolia, Dalbergia sissoo.
Family – Leguminosae.
Sonokeling is a medium to heavy weight hardwood with characteristic streaks of ash gray, black to dark purple and light brown. It is a valuable material, used for high-end furniture, decorative veneers, souvenirs and handcrafted products.
Origin and distribution – Sonokeling is found in tropical and subtropical regions of all continents, under the names Indian Rosewood and Palissandre. Komodoor supplies Sonokeling from the Java region of Indonesia.