Purpleheart

  • Latin name: Peltogyne paniculata, Peltogyne spp.
  • Common name(s): Amaranth, Amarante, Violet Wood
  • Sources: Tropical Central and South America

CHARACTERISTICS: Deep purple color. Grain is usually straight with some figure. Small deposits of white silica may be present.

COMMON CUTS: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced

JANKA: 2710

SUSTAINABILITY: Variably Secure

USES: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.

AVAILABILITY: Reasonable availability depending on level of specification

PRICE: $$$