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PURPLEHEART

PURPLEHEART

Available Size(s): 4/4 and 8/4 (25mm and 50mm)

Common Name(s): PURPLEHEART

Scientific Name: Peltogyne spp.

Distribution: Central and South America

Tree Size: 100-170 ft (30-50 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,860 lbf

Description:

When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.  The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural luster. 

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