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
Uses: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.
Availability: Reasonable availability depending on level of specification