Latin name: Diospyros crassiflora (chiefly)
Common name(s): Regional names to include Cameroon, Gabon, Madagascar, and Nigerian Ebony
Sources: Cameroon, Gabon, Madagascar, and Nigeria
Characteristics: Heart wood is dark gray to nearly black with potential for gray streaks. Grain is very dense with medium fine texture and straight to interlocked figure. Usually available in shorter lengths.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced
Uses: Hardware components, turnings, inlays, banding, and occasional millwork.