Ta-Khian | High density
The Ta Khian is a large tree reaching up to 45 m in height with the base of the trunk reaching a diameter of 4.5 m. It grows in forests, preferably near rivers, at altitudes between 0 and 600m. Ta Khian is considered an ironwood, a common name for a large number of woods or plants that have a reputation for hardness, or specifically a wood density that is over 1000 kg/m3 and sinks in water.
In Thailand this tree is believed to be inhabited by a certain tree spirit known as Lady Ta-khian.
In places such as West Bengal and the Andaman Islands it is often planted as a shade tree.
Botanical Name: Hopea Odorata
Other Common Names: Takhian
Native to South and Southeast Asia
Tree size: 115-150 ft (35-45m)
Janka Hardness: 3010 lbf
Durability: 20 years
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