Katalox flat cut wood veneer heartwood is deep purple and the sapwood is light yellow. Katalox veneer has an occasional bees wing figure.
Common Uses: Aircraft and yacht interiors, architectural panels, cabinetry, doors and furniture, as well as musical instruments.
Common Name(s): Mexican Royal Ebony.
The Tree: Native to southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America and typically grows between 100-300 feet in height.
A Little History: Sometimes called Mexican Royal Ebony, although it is not a true ebony. Also used as an ebony substitute.
Region: South America