or Coromandel wood
is a valuable furniture
wood from India
and Sri Lanka
), of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony
, and is obtained from the Diospyros quaesita Thwaites
. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese
name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; attributing to the characteristic ebony black heartwood.