Species: Keledang


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Keledang
Species profile
The wood is orange yellow brown darkening to golden brown. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.80 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is fairly high; peeling is reported to be good and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Difficulties during sawing due to hard deposits in the pores, interlocked grain and tension wood. Fibrous surface. Filling is recommended. Medium hardness. Nailing is poor and gluing is correct. It dries normal to slowly.

Keledang is moderately durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Keledang can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, flooring, stairs, panelling, veneer, boxes and crates, joinery, matches, light carpentry
• exterior: e.g. vehicle or container flooring

Used for high class coffins (Malaysia).

References
• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:MORACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Keledang, Aini, Bsang, Selangking, Terap, Myauklok, Anubing, Malakubi, Mit-Nai, Keledang Babi, Tamgang, Lakuch, Kapiag, Kalulot, Had, Jackwood,
Scientific name(s)
Artocarpus spp.*,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Turned goods, Matches, Vehicle or container flooring, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Stairs (inside), Light carpentry, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:90 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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