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ALAN BUNGA

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STANDARD NAME

ALAN BUNGA

(Light Hardwood) 

Family

Dipterocarpaceae 

BOTANICAL NAME

Shorea albida (Lighter form)

DISTRIBUTION

Widely distributed in peat swamp forests in Sarawak.

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The sapwood is light yellowish pink and not clearly defined from the heartwood, which is pink or pinkish red.

Grain is straight to shallowly interlocked.

Texture is rather coarse and even.

Vessels are mostly solitary and in a loose oblique arrangement, medium to moderately large in size; tyloses are fairly abundant.

Woos parenchyma is indistinct, generally surrounding the vessels and sometimes diffuse.

Rays are medium-sized, light brown in colour.

Vertical canals are in tangential series; diameter of canals smaller than that of the vessels. 

 

USES

Used for furniture, plywood, interior finishing, panelling, mouldings, joinery and other general utility purposes.

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