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Palo Rosa Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Palo Rosa (Aspidosperma, spp) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Amarello, Amargoso (Brazil), Ibira-romi, Palo rosa (Argentina), Peroba Rosa.
Grown in: Southeastern Brazil and la Selva Misionera of Argentina. Reported to occur in abundance in the state of Sao Paulo.
Description
Heartwood rose red to yellowish, often variegated or streaked with purple or brown, becoming brownish yellow to dark brown upon exposure not sharply demarcated from the yellowish sapwood. Texture fine and uniform; grain straight to irregular; luster low to medium..
Where to Use
Suitable for general construction work, favored for fine furniture and cabinet work and decorative veneers. Other uses include flooring, interior trim, sash and doors, and turnery.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Site Sanding/ Finishing: The wood works with moderate ease, although some difficulties may be anticipated with irregular grain. It takes finishes readily and can be glued satisfactorily.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Palo Rosa.
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