Padouk

Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)

 

Common Names: African Padauk, Vermillion

 

Distribution: Central and Tropical West Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red

 

Janka Hardness: 1,970 lbf

 

Density: 3.92 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles and other small specialty wood objects.

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