- 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
SUSTAINABILITY: Variably Secure
USES: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.
AVAILABILITY: Reasonable availability depending on level of specification