Scientific name: Erythroxylaceae
Other Names: Sasswood, Missanda, Muave, Mwavi, Gogbei, Elone, Erun, Makone, Potrodom, Kassa, Alui
Appearance: Tali is orangey yellow brown to reddish brown. Interlocked grain, coarse texture, the sapwood is clearly demarcated.
Workability: Tali can be used as a susbtitute for Azobe. It can be used in Posts, Stakes, Sleepers, Industrial or heavy flooring, Vehicle and container flooring, Bridges,Hydraulics work.
Density: Density at 12%: 0.91g/cm3 Heavy
Durability: Fungi resistance: Very durable
Dry wood borers: Durable, does not require any preservative treatment.
Termite resistance: Durable
Treatability: Note permeable
Preservation: Dry wood borers: Durable, does not require any preservative treatment