BOTANICAL NAME: Diosprps rumphii and D. celebica
TREE DESCRIPTION: Macassar Ebony is a small to medium hardwood found growing in the coastal forests of Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia. It can reach a height of 15m (50ft) and a diameter of 0.6m (2ft).
COLOUR: The heartwood is variegated, usually brown to dark brown with stripes of dark brown or black. The sapwood is red brown and distinguishable from the heartwood.
GRAIN AND TEXTURE: The grain is usually straight with a very fine and uniform texture.