Common names: Jakkalbessie
Scientific name(s): Mespiliformis Ebenacea
Jackalberry wood is found in Southern and Eastern Africa and is part of the Ebenacea family of timbers. The heartwood is fine-grained and has great variation in color from reddish brown to black. These features coupled with the fact that the widths are in excess of 70cm make this an excellent species to make your live-edge table from. Each piece has its own “fingerprint” as when the tree is felled the sap causes stains or blotches to appear on the heartwood. This feature makes this species truly unique, as the same pattern will never be repeated.
Commercial Restriction: No