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- Common Name(s)
- Scientific Name
- Roupala montana (syn. R. brasiliense)
- Tree Distribution
- Central and South America
- Tree Size
- 100-130 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 2150 lbf
- Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which resemble the spots of a leopard. Like other woods that exhibit the strongest figure in quarter-sawn pieces, (such as Sycamore), Leopardwood has the most pronounced figure and displays the largest flecks when perfectly quarter-sawn; this is due to the wood’s wide medullary rays, whose layout can be seen the clearest when looking at the end grain.
- Grain / Texture
- Has a fairly coarse texture and straight grain.
- Pricing / Availability
- Prices for Leopardwood tend to be medium to high for an imported wood.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com