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GAHAM BADAK

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STANDARD NAME

GAHAM BADAK

(Light Hardwood)

(Also known as Merbulan in Sarawak)

Family

Euphorbiaceae

BOTANICAL NAME

Blumeodendron spp.

DISTRIBUTION

Found mainly in the swamp forests.

  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The sapwood is not distinct and is lighter in colour than the heartwood, which is light brown. Occasionally a core wood of darker brown with black streaks is produced.

Grain is straight or shallowly interlocked.

Texture is moderately coarse but even.

Vessels are medium-sized to moderately large, very few to few, solitary and in radial pairs or groups of three to four.

Wood parenchyma is moderately abundant, in narrow, more or less continuous, metatracheal layers close together, barely to just visible to the naked eye.

Rays are very fine to moderately fine. 

 

USES

Suitable for light construction, shuttering, fencing and general interior use. 

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