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Botanical Name:

Lysiloma spp.



Other Names:

Mayan Walnut, Frijolillo

Tree Height:

60 ft

Tree Diameter:

2-3 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

48 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:

Chiefely Mexico with some in southern most U.S. and the Greater Antilles

General Characteristics:

T’zalam heartwood is a lustrous brown with a coppery or purplish tinge present yet sharply demarcated from the thin white sapwood. T’zalam is a hard, durable wood with a medium texture, a straight to roey grain, and has no distinctive odor or taste.


Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, veneer, knife handles, flooring and general construction

Working Properties:

T’zalam is considered easy to work, finishes smoothly and takes a high natural polish.

Suitable Substitutes:

Granadillo, Chechen, Machiche


No further discussion.


“A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition”, Forest Products Society, 2001, pg. 105

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