Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Purple heart

Peltogyne venosa


Deciduous tree


Other trade names:

de: Amaranth, Amarant, Amarante

en: Purple Heart

fr: Amarante, Bois violet

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Origin: South America (Mainly in tropical areas, also occurs in Mexico and Central America)

Ecological: not listed on CITES

Usage: interior finishing, Furniture, musical-instrument making, Automobile and boat construction, Doors, yacht interior finishing, airplane interior finishing, Intarsia

Colors: Red / Reddish brown

Available cuts: Flat / Crown cut, Rift / Quarter cut

Available strengths: 0.5 – 0.6 mm

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Tree Height: Up to 50 m

Bark: Dark grey and thin

Texture: Fine

Smell: Unpleasant when fresh

Resistance: Resistant to fungi and insects

Mechanische Bearbeitung: Good

Technical wood data:

Raw Density: 0.8 - 1.0 g/ccm

Compressive Strength: ca. 90 N/mm²

Flexural Strength: ca. 180 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 9,1 - 10 N/mm²

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