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Purpleheart

Peltogyne lecointei Ducke 
CAESALPINIACEAE 

Commercial Name : Roxinho 

Other Names : Pau-Roxo 

Foreign Name : 
Nazareno (Panama) 
Amarante (French Guyana, France) 
Bois Violet (French Guyana) 
Purple Heart (Guyana) 
Purper Hart (Surinam) 
Blue Wood (Colombia, Britain) 
Tananeo (Colombia) 
Violet Holz (Colombia, Germany) 
Amaranth (Colombia, USA) 

Occurrence : 
Brasil - PA, MA 

General Characteristics : 
Color : light red chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : rough 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 720 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durable - resistant to attack of fungus. 

Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : regular Sawing : easy 
Shaping: easy Drilling : easy 
Drying : easy Fixing : easy 
Sanding : easy Glueing : easy 
Finishing : good 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light Internal, Heavy External and Internal 
Floors - Domestic and Industrial 
Furniture - High Quality, Transport 
Veneers and Plywoods - Decorative Veneers 
Shipping Applications, Utensils and Handles 
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and Toys, Decorations, Textile Industry 
Stairs 

 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
16027
21610
psi
1127
1519
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
21610
7920
psi
1519
557
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
41
47
inches
104
119
cm
Stiffness
2227
2369
1000 psi
157
167
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
15
20
inch-lbs/in3
wml3
1
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
2700
lbs
1225
kg
Shearing Strength
2740
psi
193
kg/cm2
Toughness
277
inch-lbs
319
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.79
0.86
0.79
0.86
Weight
69
54
lbs/ft3
1106
865
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
58
lbs/ft3
929
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
3
%
3
%
Tangential Shrinkage
6
%
6
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
10
%
10
%