Hetaomu Wood in Chinese Furniture

Alternate name / botanical classification: Walnut

With an open grained texture, it is similar to Nanmu (more olive-toned) in appearance. There a several variants of walnut cultivated in China.  

From the north, True walnut is reddish brown with a dark streaked pattern. There is also the Manchurian walnut found in the north but that has a lower density and lighter colour. Because True Walnut is generally cultivated for its fruit rather than timber, Manchurian Walnut is often used as a substitute.