Peltogyne spp.


Commercial Name – Peltogyne pubescens
Botanical Name – Amamnth, Nazareno, Pau Roxo, Bois Violet, Barabu
Family – Caesalpiniaoeae

Technical Data

Weight – 860 kg/m3 (54 lb/ft3 ) seasoned
Bending Strength – 147 N/mm2 (21300 lbg/in2)
Modulus of elasticity – 1600 N/mm2 (242000 lbft/in2)
Compression parallel to grain – 78.5 N/mm2 (11380 lb/in2)


Color – whitish or cream coloured
Grain – generally straight, sometimes wavy or interlocked
Texture – moderate to fine

End Use

Possesses high strength and very good durability and is an excellent structural timber suitable for heavy outdoor construction work such as bridges and park benches. As flooring it has high wearing quantities and is suitable for most conditions of traffic. Has been used successfully in chemical plants as vats, filter press plates and frames. Also used for making billiard cue butt, tool handles, interior and exterior joinery and ship building. A valuable wood for its attractive appearance and its strength.