Common Name and Type Genus: Rose family, derived from the Rosa genus
Distribution: Worldwide, with increased occurrence in non-tropical regions in the Northern Hemisphere
Family Size: Approximately 100 genera and 5,000 species
Comments: Much of the commercial (and smaller hobbyist) wood from this family fits into the broader description of fruitwood, and cannot always be distinguished, even on a genus level, let alone down to species. Common characteristics include small pores with a fine texture, diffuse or semi-ring-porous vessel pattern (with increased pore frequency near the growth ring boundaries), an overall absence of visible parenchyma, and medium to wide rays. Sometimes the scent can help differentiate different species and genera, but this is not easily communicated without direct prior experience of the odor.
This genera contains only two closely related species, both occurring in roughly the same geography. See the page chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) for more information.
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