Brown Ebony is not a true Ebony and it is slightly odd that this species derives its name from a genus generally known for its black coloring. Like true ebonies though, Brown Ebony is very dense and hard to work.
This South American species is popular for turning, musical instruments and decorative pieces.
Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is reported by the IUCN as being “vulnerable.”
Common Uses: Inlay, carving, regional utility wood, furniture, musical instruments and turned objects.
Comments: Not readily available, and something quite unique to have in your collection.