Species: Meranti White

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Meranti White
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Koki Phnom, Meranti Puitih, White Meranti, Kabak Khao, Pa Nong, Pha-yom, Chai, Damar Puthi, Melapi, Meranti Jerit, Meranti Temak, Makai, Kanawang, Pendan, Sual, Meranti White,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea assamica, Shorea hypochra, Shorea spp*,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Vehicle or container flooring, Glued laminated, Interior panelling, Stairs (inside), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Light carpentry,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:65 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,72
Static bending strength:91 MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

[1] : http://tropix.cirad.fr/
[2] : http://ur-biowooeb.cirad.fr/
[3] : http://www.cirad.fr/
Tropix 7: Data sheet on Meranti White
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Meranti White