Angelim Vermelho heartwood is reddish brown, sometimes with colored streaks; slightly paler sapwood isn’t always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Freshly sawn surfaces can have a lighter olive hue, with color darkening to a deeper reddish brown with age. Angelim Vermelho is yet another example of a very strong and dense tropical hardwood coming from South America. The phrase Vermelho in its common name is the Portuguese designation meaning red; the wood is also sold or listed as Angelim Pedra (Pedra means stone in Portuguese).
Dinizia excelsa, Angelim Pedra
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (Learn More)