Bayur Bukit

INTRODUCTION

The common Malaysian name for the trees and timber of Schoutenia spp. (Tiliaceae). No other vernacular names have been recorded and only one species attains commercial size, viz. S. accrescens. The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood, which is purple-grey-brown.

Also known as Walikukun (Indonesia).


DENSITY

The timber is very hard and very heavy with a density of 945-995 kg/m3 air dry.


NATURAL DURABILITY

It is moderately durable when exposed to the weather.


TEXTURE

Texture is moderately fine and even, with interlocked grain.


MACHINING PROPERTIES

Even though the timber is hard, it has been reported to be easy to work.


USES

Uses of the timber include house building, tool handles, agriculture implements, sporting goods and charcoal.


REFERENCE

  1. Wong, T. M. 1982. A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers. Revised by Lim, S. C. & Chung, R. C. K. Malayan Forest Record No. 30. Forest Research Institute Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. 201 pp.