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Lapacho / Green Ironwood

Botanical Name:

Tabebuia heptaphylla

Origin:

Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela.

Also known as: 

Pau d'arco, Taheebo, and Ipe roxo.

Lapacho has a general olive brown hue, often with lighter yellowish or dark green stripes.  The grain varies from straight to irregular with quite a bit of figure showing in several pieces.  Lapacho is very similar in appearance to Ipe/Brazilian Walnut, but somewhat lighter in color with a greener hue. Ipe is mostly available in Brazil while Lapacho is more prevalent in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia. Both Ipe and  Lapacho are incredibly durable and hard species and are commonly used for decking, outdoor construction and flooring.


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