Latin: Aspidosperma polyneuron Origin: Brazil and Argentina
Rosa Peroba comes from South America, but more specifically, from Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Argentina. Its color ranges from a pinkinsh-red to yellow, with occasional brown or purple streaks, and has a yellowish sapwood. This color will darken with age, turning a brownish-yellow to dark brown. It is commonly used for veneers, furniture, cabinetry, beekeeping, and carvings. Being that it is a very durable wood and resistant to decay, many use it for general construction, such as flooring, beams, and even railroad sleepers. This wood dries with little checking or splitting and it glues, turns, and finishes well.
Fine and uniform
Generally straight to slightly irregular or interlocked
Reactions uncommon, but can include eye, skin, and respiratory irritation, as well as nausea and asthma-like symptoms
Ranges from yellow to pinkish red with occasional darker streaks of purple or brown and has a gray to yellow sapwood