Ebiara

Ebiara (Berlinia spp. (B. auriculata, B. bracteosa, B. confusa, and B. grandiflora))

 

Common Names: Berlinia, Poculi, Red Zebrawood

 

Distribution: West Tropical Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color ranges from golden yellow brown to a deeper reddish brown, frequently with darker black streaks and stripes. Paler sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

 

Janka Hardness: 1,280 lbf

 

Density: 3.75/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Ebiara.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

Common Uses:  Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, small specialty wood items.

 

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