Bark: reddish brown (2cm), scaly; hard grainy dark red slice sometimes speckled with white exuding a reddish sticky liquid.
Sapwood: well differentiated, yellow, not very thick.
Wood: yellow or orange-brown heartwood with darker red highlights in the light. Separate sapwood; coarse grain.
Buy Tali Wood
The wood is orangey yellow-brown to reddish-brown. Tali from East Africa has lighter color. The sapwood is striped and clearly demarcated. The grain is interlocked and the texture is coarse. Tali darkens on exposure. The wood is moderately lustrous. It is suitable for use in contact with the ground.