Color RangeThe heartwood is a dark purple brown that oxidizes to nearly black. The sapwood is a pale white to yellow color.
Other NamesMexican ebony, Katalox, Royal Ebony
Some Typical UsesMusical instruments, drumsticks, inlay, accents, handles, turnings, boxes, furniture parts
What's the Tree Like?Usually a shorter tree that matures to 100 feet tall, twisted or crooked, and up to 36" in diameter
Katalox grows in Latin America