Tzalam - Lysiloma latisiliquum

Janka Hardness = 1,400

Photosensitivity = No

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Scientific Name = Lysiloma latisiliquum
Trade Name = Abeu
Family Name =
Synonyms =
Lysloma bahamensis, Lysiloma sabicu, Lysiloma latisliqua
Common Names =
Abey, Bahama lysiloma, Bahama sabicu, Dzalam, Frijolillo, Frijolillo cuadrado, Frijolillo redondo, Horshflesh, Sabicu, Salom, Saplillo, T'zalam, Tabernau, Taverrnon, Tzalam, Tzucte, Tzukte, Wild tamarind, Xiazek

Regions of Distribution = Central America, Latin America

Countries of Distribution = Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, United States

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = psi or kg/cm2

Crushing Strength = psi or kg/cm2
Density =  Lbs/Ft3 or  kg/m3
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Hardness =  lbs. or  kg
Impact Strength =  in orcm
Maximum Crushing Strength = psi or  kg/cm2

Bending Strength 12,078 psi or 849 kg/m2
Shearing Strength =  psi orkg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,560 psi or 109 kg/cm2

Elastic Modulus: 1,900,000 lbf/in2 ( 13.10 GPa)

Modulus of Rupture: 12,800 lbf/in2 (88.3 MPa)

Toughness = inch-lbs or cm-kg              
Specific Gravity = 0.78
Work to Maximum Load = Inch-lbs/in3 or cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 42 Lbs/Ft3 or 544 kg/m3

Radial Shrinkage = 2.7%
Tangential Shrinkage = 7.2%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 9.5%

T/R Ratio: 2.7

General Characteristics =

Grain = Straight grain with an open, uniform texture. Medium luster.

Texture =

Movement in Service =
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Color = Heartwood light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue. Darker brown streaks common. Thin sapwood is a pale grayish white, clearly demarcated from heartwood. Sometimes seen with curly grain patterns.

Also called Caribbean Walnut. This is a high-density wood from Mexico. This wood is fairly fine-textured with a straight open grain and colors that range from light brown to chocolate. These mostly-brown hardwood floors will ometimes have streaks of red or lustrous brown, might at times be faintly striped in red, or sharply demarcated from the white sapwood. Our finish renders a red to dark brown, semi-gloss surface. This type of wood offers a resistance of 2,400 pounds per square inch, making it suitable for high traffic applications.