PURPLEHEART - Peltogyne spp


NAME: Purpleheart
BOTANICAL NAME: Peltogyne spp
ALSO KNOWN AS: Amaranth, Morado, Violetwood, Nazareno
RANGE: Southern Mexico to Southern Brazil
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Extremely strong, hard and dense
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Its density and toughness make Purpleheart very hard on carving, cutting and shaping tools and rather difficult to work with using either hand or power tools. Glues moderately and finishes well.
USES: Flooring, tool handles, accessories and furniture.