Species: Sali


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Sali
Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Amesclao, Breu Manga, Trementino Azucarero, Copal, Joeliballi-tataroe, Encens Rouge, Masa, Breu Grande, Breu Preto, Palo Cochino, Haiawaballi, Bois Cochon, Sali, Palo De Aceite, Salie,
Scientific name(s)
Tetragastris altissima, Tetragastris balsamifera, Tetragastris hostmannii, Tetragastris panamensis,
Typical use
Industrial or heavy flooring, Stairs (inside), Interior joinery, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Flooring, Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Vehicle or container flooring,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Orange - Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:71 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,87 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:128 (+/- 18) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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