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.