Lacewood (Panopsis spp.) (P. rubescens and P. sessilifolia)


Common Names: Lacewood, Brazilian Lacewood, South American Lacewood


Distribution: Tropical South America


Color/Appearance: The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays. This is due to the wood’s wide medullary rays


Janka Hardness: 840 lbf


Density: 3.25 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: No adverse health effects reported for Lacewood in the Panopsis genus; several other genera in the Proteaceae Lacewood have been reported to cause eye and skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.