Purpleheart or Amarynth is a brilliantly colored hardwood from South America that is very popular for its naturally deep purple color. The color is a pale brown when freshly cut, darkening to deep violet purple with UV exposure in a few days. Occasionally the trees produce either fiddleback or a ropey mottled curl from interlocked grain.Trees are normally large with 70-100 heights and 2-3 diameters. Trunks are long and free of limbs with a nice canopy or limbs only at the top of the tree.The wood has coarse open grain and is dense and durable. All of this lumber isKiln dried and S2S. It is ideal for inlay, marquetry, and other fine articles.