Diospyros vera (Lour.) A.Chev. Main specimen
{ Human uses | Handicrafts }

The wood of Diospyros vera is close-grained, very hard, heavy, very dense and durable. It is a high quality wood, but trees are often too small to give much yield. It is used for walking sticks, tool-handles, rafters and for ornamental carvings.

The fibrous bark of Diospyros vera is used to make cordage.

Source : Useful Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern (2014), http://tropical.theferns.info