Leopardwood is lumber derived from any number of species/subspecies of Roupala montana. The species is significantly dimorphic in its growth such that its difficult to identify in in the wild. Sometimes confused with Lacewoods because of its lacelike pattern Leopardwood is its own unique grain and wood.
Not listed on the CITES index because of its wide availability and range and shrublike growth, Leopardwood has become an exotic staple for fine woodworking, often used in turning or as an accent wood. Its distribution ranges from as far north as Mexico down through South America.
Products from Galdrecraft made of Leopardwood are priced to include a donation to the Rainforest Trust, a non-profit organization that purchases land to rescue it from development and preserve the species present.