Most Expensive Wood in the World



Most Expensive Wood in the World are listed:

  1. Dalbergia
  2. Purple Heart
  3. Lignum Vitae
  4. Pink Ivory
  5. Agar Wood 


Dalbergia - $14-16/Board Feet:


The world's largest wood Dalbergia belongs to the genus Albertina. Albertina is the great and large genus of small to medium-size shrubs, trees, and lianas in a pea family, namely. Dalbergia is very good and tough. It is handsome and it maintains its shape well. Dalbergia gunes has the most distribution that in different areas Africa, South of Asia, Madagascar and most important America.

Dalbergia Wood Species:

·         Dalbergia abbreviata Craib
Purple Heart - $11.99/Board Feet:
                                      Purple Heart Wood is commonly known as Peltogyne, Amendoim, or amaranth. Purpleheart wood not only has a beautiful color and rich. It is also resilient, strong and highly durable. Purpleheart wood comes in a variety of widths that provides you a higher benefit in your business. It is well-surfaced wood.

Purple Heart Wood Species:
·         Peltogyne altissima Ducke
Lignum Vitae - $5/Pound:
                                 Lignum Vitae is “Latin” for “Wood of Life ”Lignum Vitae wood best known as Guayacan or Guaiacum and in different parts of Europe and British is known as Pockholz from trees of the genus Guaiacum. This wood was apparently used in construction of the canal. Lignum Vitae is a great wood which ranges from a variety of olive greens to dark browns. It mostly used in Cricket Balls and sometimes Lignum Vitae also used in Croquet mallets, Skittles balls, and lawn balls.

Lignum Vitae Wood Species:
·         Guaiacum Officinale
·         Guaiacum Sanctum
·         Bulnesia Sarmientoi
·         Bulnesia Arborea
·         Vitex Lignum-Vitae
·         Guaiacum Angustifolium

Pink Ivory - $7-8/Board Feet:
                              Pink Ivory Wood is also known as the Purple Ivory, Red Ivory, Umgoloty and Umnini. Pink Ivory used to make different products. Pink Ivory is an African hardwood and it is extremely hard with around a density of 995g/dm3, Pink Ivory tree grows in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique. It is used for medical purposes. In fact, it is as special as rare diamonds.

Agar Wood - $10000/Kg:
                             Agar Wood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in perfume and incense. Existing since 2900 years pure oil can be extracted from this. The depletion of the wild resource is the main reason for the relative rarity and the high cost of Agar Wood.

Agar Wood Species:
·         Aquilaria Apiculina, found in the Philippines.
·         Aquilaria Beccariana, found in Indonesia.
·         Aquilaria Brachyantha, found in Malaysia.
·         Aquilaria Baneonsis, found in Vietnam. 

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