Marajali

INTRODUCTION

The common Malaysian name for the tree and timber of Trigoniastrum hypoleucum (Trigoniaceae). Other vernacular names applied include mata pasak (Peninsular Malaysia) and meriali (Peninsular Malaysia). This is a monospecific timber. The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood, which is light yellow, with olive tinge.

Also known as Kayu bras, Mangkundor and Tinggiran batu (Indonesia).


DENSITY

The timber is hard or very hard and heavy or very heavy with an average density of 945 kg/m3 air dry.


NATURAL DURABILITY

It is non-durable when exposed to the weather or in contact with the ground.


TEXTURE

Texture is moderately fine and even, with straight grain.


AIR DRYING

The timber is reported to split badly during drying.


USES

Uses of the timber include furniture and other utility purposes.


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.