Characteristics: Natural wood. Heartwood dark brown when freshly cut becoming deep purple to purplish violet, clearly distinct from the narrow light yellow to very pale brown sapwood. Heavy (density 0,95 g/cm3), grain straight, wavy or interlocked, texture medium to fine, luster moderate to high.

Uses: fine cabinet work, railroad crossties, civil and naval construction, sculptures, flooring, turnery and others.

Origin: Brazil

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