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PODO

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STANDARD NAME

PODO

(Softwood) 

Family

Podocarpaceae

BOTANICAL NAME

Dacrycarpus imbricatus. Nageia spp. andPodocarpus spp. 

DISTRIBUTION

Generally confined to hills and mountain forests.            

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood, which is light yellow with a greenish tinge or light golden brown.

Grain is straight.

Texture is very fine and even.

Growth rings are present but not always apparent, demarcated by layers of thicked-walled tracheids.

Vessels are absent.

Wood parenchyma is not visible even with a hand lens.

Rays are very fine and not conspicuous.

 

USES

Used for many decorative purposes, interior finishing, panelling, high class furniture and cabinets, fancy plywood and flooring.

 

 

 

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