Entapuloh


INTRODUCTION

The common Malaysian Name for the timber of Teijsmanniodendron spp. (Verbenaceae). Vernacular names applied include buak-buak (Sabah), buak-buak batu (Sabah), buak-buak jari (Sabah) and buak-buak jari itek (Sabah). Major species include T. bogoriensis, T. coriaceum, T. holophyllum and T. pteropodum. The sapwood is yellow and is fairly distinct from the heartwood, which is pale yellowish brown.

Also known as Papua New Guinea lapome (Papua New Guinea); and Atikoko, Dangula and Sasalit (Philippines).


DENSITY

The timber is moderately hard and moderately heavy and it has been classified under Medium Hardwood with a density of 432-896 kg/m3 air dry.


NATURAL DURABILITY

It is non-durable to fairly durable.


TEXTURE

Texture is rather fine and even, with straight to shallowly interlocked grain.


MACHINING PROPERTIES

It is reported to be easy to work and the planed surface is smooth but dull.


AIR DRYING

The timber is reputed to season without serious degrade.


USES

The timber is suitable as a general utility timber.


REFERENCES

  1. Menon, P. K. B. 1986. Uses of Some Malaysian Timbers. Revised by Lim, S. C. Timber Trade Leaflet No. 31. The Malaysian Timber Industry Board and Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. 48 pp.
  2. 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.