Please refer to The Wood Database for detailed information on this species.
Purpleheart has been reported as a sensitizer. the most common reactions are eye and skin irritation but has also been reported to cause nausea. Please refer to Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
|Common Name(s)||Purpleheart, Amaranth|
|Scientific Name||Peltogyne spp.|
|Distribution||Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil)|
|Tree Size||100-170 ft (30-50 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter|
|Janka Hardness||2,520 lbf (11,190 N)|
|Average dried weight (12% MC)||56 lbs/ft3 (905 kg/m3)|
|Density (specific gravity at 12%MC)||0.90|
|Modulus of Rupture||22,000 lbf/in2 (151.7 MPa)|
|Modulus of Elasticity (MOE)||2,937,000 lbf/in2 (20.26 GPa)|
|Crushing Strength||12,140 lbf/in2 (83.7 MPa)|
|Shrinkage||Radial: 3.8%, Tangential: 6.4%, Volumetric: 10.6%, T/R Ratio: 1.7|
- Product Code: Purpleheart Raw
- Availability: Out Of Stock
- Ex Tax: $12.00