BLOODWOOD - Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens, - Brosimum paraense) This wood grows in tropical South America. It is also known as cardinal wood or satiné. The heartwood is a deep, rich brick-red color. It is noteworthy in that it keeps its color over time and doesn't brown-out as do many of the other red-toned woods. Bloodwood is a hard, dense, heavy wood with a very fine, even texture and takes an excellent finish from the cutter. Odorless and tasteless. Very hard and heavy. Weight 56 to 66 lbs. per cu. ft. Very difficult to work but finishes smoothly, taking a high polish. This beautiful heavy wood is as red as blood and as smooth as silk.