Ebony diameter of 2.5m; board root large; common table small groove. 15 species of this category, 11 species of Africa, located in West Africa and Central Africa. The species is often imported from Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea.
Slightly shiny; texture staggered; fine structure; high strength; shrinkage is very large. Processing difficulties, with silica, easy blunt tool, smooth surface. Adhesive, good polishability.