Color RangeDull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
Other NamesPurpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
Some Typical UsesIndustrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture, cutting boards, musical instruments, picture frames, jewelry, jewelry boxes
What's the Tree Like?A tall tree 120 feet or more, producing a long, straight trunk about 36 inches in diameter.
Purple Heart grows in Latin America