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 STANDARD NAME

BAYUR

(Light Hardwood)

Family

Sterculiaceae

BOTANICAL NAME

Pterospermum spp. 

DISTRIBUTION

Occurs mainly in lowland forests.

 

GENERAL DISCRIPTION

The sapwood is creamy white to light yellow-brown and merging gradually into the heartwood, which is light red-brown and darkening to brown on exposure.

Grain is straight or shallowly interlocked.

Texture is moderately fine to slightly coarse and even.

Vessels are moderately numerous to numerous, medium-sized, solitary and in radial groups of two to four. They are open and without tyloses or deposits.

Wood parenchyma is abundant, but not visible to the naked eye; both apotracheal and paratracheal types are present; apotracheal type in short, narrow layers bridging rays and paratracheal type as narrow borders to the vessels.

Rays are of two distinct sizes; the fine ones are not visible to the naked eye, while the broader rays are just visible without a hand lens.

USES

Suitable for light construction, interior finishing, flooring, cladding, planking, tool handles and furniture manufacture.

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