Species: Kelat


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Kelat
Species profile
Family:MYRTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Jaman, Jambu, Meralu, Obar, Common Kelat, Thabye, Makasim, Plong, Jamun, Nir-Naval, Black Kelat, Kelat, Water Gum, Chomphu, Tram,
Scientific name(s)
Syzygium spp.*, Eugenia spp.*,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Flooring, Heavy carpentry, Tool handles (resilient woods), Musical instuments, Interior joinery, Vehicle or container flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:73 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,86
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:110 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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