Proteaceae - The Protea Family
Brazilian Leopardwood, Catucaem, Lacewood, Louro Faia
Interior Use Only
Flooring, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings, Turnings
Leopardwood grows in both Central and South America, especially in Ecuador and Brazil.
The heartwood is a pale pink to medium brown. The grain is usually straight, the large rays produce a flakey grain pattern especially on the quarter sawn face. The pattern is similar to that of Lacewood, but the flake tends to be smaller and rounder in shape.