BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia melanoxylon.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Granadillo, African blackwood, Blackwood.
ORIGIN: Mozambique, Tanzania.
DESCRIPTION: It is a very dark wood with a density of 1250-1300 kg/m3. Its sapwood has a white-yellow color and its heartwood has a dark purple brown with striking traces or black grains. It has a fine grain and a straight fiber. When sawing, it requires the use of powerful machinery. Usually in wind instruments.