Purple Heart (Rouxinho)

Species image for Rouxinho Purple Heart hardwood
Trade Name: 
Rouxinho
Common Name: 
Purple Heart
Scientific Name: 
Peltogyne cf. subsessilis
Origin: 
Brazil
Janka Hardness: 
2980

The deep purple to purplish violet color is clearly distinct from the narrow light yellow to very pale brown sapwood. The grain is straight, wavy or interlocked, having a medium to fine texture with moderate to high luster.