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).
The timber is very hard and very heavy with a density of 945-995 kg/m3 air dry.
It is moderately durable when exposed to the weather.
Texture is moderately fine and even, with interlocked grain.
Even though the timber is hard, it has been reported to be easy to work.
Uses of the timber include house building, tool handles, agriculture implements, sporting goods and charcoal.
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.