Macassar Ebony

Ebony (Macassar)

Common Name(s)
Macassar Ebony, Striped Ebony, Amara Ebony
Scientific Name
Diospyros celebica
Tree Distribution
Southeast Asia
Tree Size
50-65 ft. tall, 1.5 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
3220 lbf
Heartwood has dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes. Sharply demarcated sapwood is pale gold color.
Grain / Texture
Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked; fine uniform texture and good natural luster.
Pricing / Availability
Likely to be extremely expensive, along with most other Ebony members in the Diospyros genus. The tree grows slowly, has a very limited natural habitat, and is highly desired for the wood’s aesthetic appeal and toughness.

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