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  EBONY-Wood and Trees
  Ebony Tree


Diospyros ebenum
Diospyros celebica
Diospyros crassiflora

Hardwood

The Trees:

African Ebony, also called Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) are small trees or shrubs found in West Africa. Ceylon Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) is native to India and Makassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica) is found in Indonesia.

Most types of Ebony trees are small to medium sized, slow growing and preferring drier soil. Due to historic and present demand for its dark black wood, these trees are rare and some are considered endangered.

See also African Blackwood

 

 


Ebony Wood

The Wood:

Rare and valuable, Ebony wood is prized for its intense dark color, ranging from brown to purple black, the darkest natural wood available. It has a tight grain and excellent working properties, and can be polished to marble-like smoothness. It is so dense it actually sinks in water. Its rarity and price makes its use limited to ornamental and decorative purposes.


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