Tropical Almond

Tropical Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa)


Common names: Country almond, Indian almond, Malabar almond, Sea almond, Tropical almond, Beach almond,  False kamani


Distribution : Asia, Australia, the Pacific and Madagascar


Color/appearance : The heartwood varies from light to dark brown to reddish brown, and often with irregular darker and lighter belts; it is not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood.


Janka hardness: 1795 lbf


Density: 4.35 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.5%

Tangential (width): 5.7%,

Volumetric (total): 10.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.3


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Tropical Almond


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses: cabinet work, furniture and for the construction of buildings, boats, bridges, floors, panelling, boxes, crates, planks, carts, wheelbarrows, barrels and water troughs


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