Brazilian Lacewood has a stunning pattern of medullary rays. This lace-like pattern gives the wood its namesake. The only other wood where this pattern is as prevalent is the Macadamia Nut. The species ranges in size from shrubs to trees, usually 3–26 ft tall, but sometimes ranging up to a whopping 82 ft tall. The leaves are usually simple in adult plants, but are occasionally
Brazilian Lacewood belongs to a species under the scientific name Roupala montana.compound. The species was first described by Jean Baptis Fusee Aublet in 1775. The name Roupala was based on roupale, a name used locally in French Guiana. The Latin specific epiphet montana refers to mountains or coming from moutntains.