Other Common Names:
Camagon, Golden Ebony
Mature Tree Height, Diameter:
50 ft, 1½ ft.
Weight @ 12% M/C:
Working with the wood is slow, but little tool dulling is experienced if correct cutting angles are used. The wood turns well and takes a very high finish. It is too hard to use nails or screws without first pre-boring. The dust can be irritant.
Southeast Asia and the Phillipines
The color is black with reddish or reddish brown streaks. Odor and taste are not distinct. The wood has a fine texture and a straight to wavy grain.
Musical instrument parts, special fittings on furniture, inlay work and other accent material applications.
Gabon Ebony, Ziricote
"A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition", Forest Products Society, 2001, p.202-203.
Similar to Gabon Ebony except for the distinctive striping. Easier to work than Gabon Ebony. Highly prized for decorative veneer.