Guajara (Brazilian Rosewood)

Species image for Guajara Brazilian Rosewood hardwood
Trade Name: 
Guajara
Common Name: 
Brazilian Rosewood
Scientific Name: 
Micropholis venulosa
Origin: 
Brazil
Janka Hardness: 
1716

Guajara/Brazilian Rosewood features light brown sapwood, while its heartwood has a brown, almost pinkish-brown hue. The species has a wavy to straight grain, with moderate luster and fine texture. As a flooring option, Guajara is nearly identical in hardness to hard maple.