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South America, subtropical and dry forests of Paraguay and Brazil.
Curupau is found in forests ranging from humid subtropical to dry temperate forests. The tree reaches heights up to 30 meters.
The colour of the fresh sawn wood is grey-brown but it darkens upon exposure to red with darker coloured, almost black streaks which give the wood attractive appearance. It has somewhat fine and uniform texture with irregular and interlocked grain.
Curupau or Patagonian Rosewood is a very appealing wood that is highly compatible with any home design or color scheme. This versatility comes from the fact that Curupau's pale pink and redish tones are sharply distinguished from its dark brown heartwood, creating a pleasing contrast that is complimented by the wood's crossed grain and creates a beautiful combination of rich browns and red.
Curupau also has astonishing durability with a Janka hardness rating of 3,840, making it particularly resilient against wear and tear and impacts. It is probably the hardest wood, currently available on the flooring market.
Curupau will darken upon prolonged exposure to light. It's colour will cramaticaly darken from light oringy-redish tones to dark blood red with dark brown, and black texture. This wood specie has en extreme durability and is very heavy.