Black Palm wood is found in Asia and Africa. Being a monocot, endgrain characteristics are non-typical when compared to more familiar hardwood dicots. Black Palm has a uniform distribution of black fibers embedded in a softer yellow/brown body of parenchyma. This non endangered exotic wood resembles animal print when we cut it against the grain. From a distance it can appear black, but the value lies in the detail of a closer, more intimate view.