Latin name: Machaerium sceleroxylon
Other names: Caviuna striped, Santos Rosewood
Origin: South America
Color: Pinkish brown to dark reddish
Comment: Morado wood is relatively rare. It can reach more than 25 meters in height. Morado wood is hard, it is a very good alternative to Walnut. Its color is very variable, ranging from yellow to black, including brown and red. Like amaranth, it is sensitive to light and is blackened on contact with it. Morado wood can be used for: musical instruments, turning, knife handles, boxes, furniture, decorative objects. It is also used for veneer and flooring.