Macassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica)
Common Names: Macassar Ebony, Striped Ebony, Amara Ebony
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Color/Appearance: Heartwood has a dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes. Sharply demarcated sapwood is a pale gold color.
Janka Hardness: 3,220 lbf
Density: 5.83 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Ebony in the Diospyros genus has been reported as a sensitizer and Macassar Ebony has been specifically reported to cause skin irritation
Common Uses: Veneer, high-end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments and other small specialty items.