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.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.7%

Tangential (width): 8.7%,

Volumetric (total): 13.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 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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