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- Common Name(s)
- Katalox, Mexican Royal Ebony
- Scientific Name
- Swartzia spp. (S. cubensis)
- Tree Distribution
- Southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America
- Tree Size
- 100-130 ft. tall, 2-4 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 3660 lbf
- Heartwood is dark reddish brown to nearly black, sometimes with a strong purple hue. Sapwood is sharply demarcated and is pale yellowish white. Pieces with curly or wavy grain are not uncommon.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain is usually straight, but can also be irregular or interlocked. With a fine even texture and good natural luster.
- Pricing / Availability
- Usually available in turning squares or as figured lumber (generally with a large amount of sapwood present). Expect prices to be in the mid to upper range for an imported tropical hardwood.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com