Erythrophleum suaveolens

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José M
José M

Erythropheleum ivorense (common names are also Elondo, Alui. Elona, Erun, Gogbei, Mancone, Missanda Mwavi, N’Kassa, Potrodom).It grows in W & E África. It has a reddish/brown color. Very heavy (around 900Kg/m3), it is also weather and insect resistant. Often used in heavy construction, floors, and anything which is exposed to the outdoors

Tim Keating
Tim Keating

Of course, this wood, like the vast majority of tropical hardwoods, should be avoided due to unsustainable and often illegal logging. Most imports of this wood are originating from logging of old-growth forests.

José
José

How do you know all tropical hardwoods (including this one) are always (always) subjected to illegal logging? I’m familiar with a company in Africa that has sustainable forest holdings…not everybody acts the same way. Wood is a great resource if used properly

John
John

Why is there no info on Tali (Erythrophleum
suaveolen)?