Black Gabon Ebony

(Diospyrus crassiflora) It is named after the West African state of Gabon, though it also occurs in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria.The wood this particular tree produces is believed to be the blackest of all timber-producing Diospryos species, and the heartwood from this tree has been in extremely high demand since ancient Egyptian times. It is hard and durable with very fine pores, and it polishes to a high luster.

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