Pagar Anak

INTRODUCTION

The common Malaysian name for the trees and timber of Ixonanthes spp. (Ixonanthaceae). Vernacular names applied include inggir burong (Peninsular Malaysia) and redin (Sarawak). Major species include I. icosandra and I. reticulata. The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood, which is brown with a slight purple-grey tinge in I. icosandra and light yellow-brown with a slight pink tinge in I. reticulata.


DENSITY

The timber is moderately hard to very hard and moderately heavy to heavy with a density of 655-1,040 kg/m3 air dry.


NATURAL DURABILITY

It is slightly durable to non-durable.


TEXTURE

Texture is rather fine and even, with deeply interlocked and spiral grain.


USES

The small size of the trees and the hardness of the timber preclude any large scale utilisation of this timber. The timber has been used for poles, firewood, posts, local house building and handles for tools.


REFERENCE

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