Dalbergia cearensis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Dalbergia
D. cearensis
Binomial name
Dalbergia cearensis

Dalbergia variabilis var. bahiensis

Dalbergia cearensis, radial and cross section

Dalbergia cearensis, with common names Brazilian kingwood, kingwood, Bois de Violette, and violetwood,[3] is a small tree endemic to Brazil.

It is native to the states of Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Piauí,[4]

It is the source of kingwood, a classic furniture wood.

Vernacular names

Brazilian common names include Jacaranda-cega-macho,[citation needed] Jacaranda-violeta, Miolo-de-negro, and Pau-violeta.[3]


  1. ^ Fernandez, E.; Moraes, M.; Negrão, R.; Martinelli, G. (2021). "Dalbergia cearensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T62022310A189595720. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 12 December 2015
  3. ^ a b USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 5 June 2016
  4. ^ Legume Web: Dalbergia cearensis