Purpleheart

Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.)

 

Common Name: Purpleheart

 

Distribution: Central and South America (from Mexico down to Southern Brazil)

 

Color/Appearance: Deep eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.

 

Janka Hardness: 2,520 lbf

 

Density: 4.66/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation. Purpleheart has also been reported to cause nausea.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, specialty wood items.

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