Myrtle burl

Myrtle burl

Myrtle burl

Wood species / Trade name:

Myrtle burl


  • German: Myrte Maser
  • French: Loupe de Myrthe
  • Chinese: 桃金娘树瘤

Botanical name:

Umbellularia californica

Character / Color:

The sleek and smooth veneer of the burl from this laurel family has a cheerful orangey-yellow to olive brown color at its core which is reminiscent of California on a hot summer day. With its closely packed burl cores and the surrounding circular and wavy lines, the veneer figure looks both warm and elegant. Sometimes the uniform, slightly iridescent appearance is interrupted by broad fiddle-back figures and ingrown bark.

Main occurence:

North America


Car interiors, Furniture, Interior woodwork





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