Species: Meranti Dark Red / Nemesu


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Meranti Dark Red / Nemesu
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Merah-Tua, Meranti Ketung, Binatoh, Dark Red Seraya, Meranti Bunga Sengawan, Seraya Bukit, Dark Red Meranti, Meranti Daun Basar, Meranti Bunga, Red Meranti, Engbang Chenak, Oba Suluk, Seraya Daun, Meranti Bukit, Nemesu,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Pauciflora*, Shorea Curtusii*, Shorea spp*,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Light carpentry, Vehicle or container flooring, Turned goods, Sculpture, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Exterior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Glued laminated, Open boats, Wood-ware, Sliced veneer,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Dark Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:52 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,68
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:92 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 to class 4 - Durable to pooly durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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