ATIBT Standard Name:
Wood Appearance: Heartwood dull
yellowish to pinkish brown not sharpiy defined from the lighter
coloured sapwood. Dark coloured resin streaks occur as arcs on
the cross section and lines on the surface.
- Sapwood -
- Texture - coarse
- Grain - straight
Physical and Mechanical Properties:
Strength class 3. It is a low to medium density timber. Air dries
without extensive degrade. Works easily with machine and hand
tools giving a clean but somewhat fibrous finish.
- Weight - 30kg/m3
- Bending Strength -
- Modulus of elasticity -
- Compression parallel to grain -
- Shock resistance -
Natural Durability: Not naturally
durable. The sapwood is susceptable to sap-staining fungi. However,
it is easily preserved by diffusion. Durability class 2.
- Drying -
- Working -
- Assembly -
- Finishing -
Uses: The wood has been tested
and found `suitable' for plywood manufacture. It is used for general
manufacturing and interior construction.
Supplies: Moderate quantities
availabe for export.