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wamara is often called south american ebony
Bastard Rosewood ....... Wamara

Botanical Name: Swartzia cubensis

 

Range: Mexico, Central America and into South America

Grain: Violet when first sawn, heartwood oxidizes quickly to a deep purple-brown that contrasts dramatically with it's creamy sapwood. Dense and somewhat brittle, but patience yields an exceptional finish that can be developed on its fine grained surface.

A suitable substitute for Ebony