Species: Machang


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Machang
Species profile
Family:ANACARDIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Asam, Sepam, Thayet, Asai, Pamutan, Manguier, Mangga, Membacang, Machang, Mangowood, Mango, Ailai, Pahutan, Ma-Muang-Pa, Xoai,
Scientific name(s)
Mangifera spp.*,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Veneer for interior of plywood, Moulding, Heavy carpentry, Sliced veneer, Formwork, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Turned goods, Current furniture or furniture components, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Undulating
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:71 (+/- 15) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,76 (+/- 0,12)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:82 (+/- 25) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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