Species: Meranti Light Red


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Meranti Light Red
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Meranti Light Red, Meranti Bunga, Kawang, Light Red Seraya, Seraya Bunga, Damar Siput, Meranti Hantu, Meranti Langgang, Meranti Paya, Meranti Sangkawang, Meranti Tengkawang, Saya Khao, Meranti Merah Muda, Engkabang, Light Red Meranti, Seraya Batu, Seraya Punai, Meranti Kepong, Meranti Melanthi, Meranti Rambai, Meranti Tembaga, Chan Hoi, Saya Lueang,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Parvifolia*, Shorea Macroptera*, Shorea spp*,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Exterior joinery, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Light carpentry, Interior panelling, Exterior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, 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:Light Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:42 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,50
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:86 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3-4 - Moderately to poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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Meranti Light Red