Purpleheart

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 Average Dried Weight: 56 lbs/ft3 (905 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .76, .90 Janka Hardness: 2,520 lbf (11,190 N) Modulus of Rupture: 22,000 … Continue reading Purpleheart