Macassar Ebony Striker
1 Macassar Ebony striker
Common Name(s):Macassar Ebony, Striped Ebony, Amara Ebony
Scientific Name: Diospyros celebica
Distribution: Southeast Asia
Tree Size: 50-65 ft (15-20m) tall, 1.5 ft (.4 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 70 lbs/ft3 (1,120 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .89, 1.12
Janka Hardness: 3,220 lbf(14,140 N)
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.
Common Uses: Veneer, high-end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments, and other small specialty items.
Comments: So named for the Indonesian port-city of Makassar, which is one of the primary points of exportation.