Brasil Pau Rosa

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The sapwood, whitish is clearly differentiated from the reddish-brown heartwood with golden highlights. The texture is medium or fine with straight grain and smooth. The wood is hard durable, with a tendency to crack.

Primary uses

Used in woodworking, also turned to decorative objects, panels and planks for floors.


  • Family:Rhamnaceae
  • Scientific names:Rhamnus zeyheri.
  • Common names:Pau rosa, Pink ivory-wood, Red ivory – wood.
  • Origin names:Umgoloti, Umnini, Mnai, M’beza, Mulatchine, Pau preto.
  • Provenance:South and South East Africa.
  • Weight:About 900 Kg/m3.
  • drying:It is slowly having carried the wood tendency to crack.
  • Machining:Working with some difficulty because of its hardness. Joints with nails and screws have good seal but require pre-drilling of the seats.
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