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Sawn timber


Freshly cut, the heartwood of Tali is yellow to orange-brown. After exposure to light and air, this darkens to dark brown or dark red-brown. The relatively narrow sapwood, which is a maximum of 60 mm thick, is yellow-grey to dark yellow. With Tali, there are large variations in colour which are caused by the different growing conditions. The structure of the wood however is extremely uniform without any distinct marking. Sometimes darker coloured streaks can occur.


Properties of this timber species


Botanical name:Erythrophleum ivorense / Erythrophleum suaveolens
ATIBT name:Tali

Quality requirements

Tali is listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 ‘Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications’

Strength class

Tali (growing regions: Ghana and Cameroon) quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D40 (NEN-EN 338)


Heavy constructions outdoors, such as waterworks and bridges. For floors, parquet, thresholds, hubs, axle-guards and blocks, turned goods and furthermore, the same uses as Azobé.


Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable) Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Marine borers class M (moderately durable)


(800)-900-(1100) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
Fresh 1000-1200 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk


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