Langsat

INTRODUCTION

The common Malaysian name for the trees and timber of Lansium spp. (Meliaceae). Vernacular names applied include duku (Peninsular Malaysia). Major species include L. domesticum. The sapwood is lighter in colour than the heartwood, which is yellow or orange-yellow.


DENSITY

The timber is hard to very hard and heavy to very heavy with a density of 945-1,040 kg/m3 air dry.


TEXTURE

Texture is moderately fine and uneven due to the presence of abundant parenchyma. Grain is interlocked.


USES

The trees are more famous for their edible fruits than for their timber. The timber is reported to be tough and elastic and is suitable for handles of tools and fence posts.


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.