Species: Merpauh


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Merpauh
Species profile
Family:ANACARDIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Muom, Merpau, Civit Taung Thayet, Civit, Thayet-kin, Taung-thayet, Merpauh,
Scientific name(s)
Swintonia floribunda, Swintonia foxworthyi, Swintonia schwenkii, Swintonia spicifera, Swintonia spp.,
Typical use
Boxes and crates, Matches, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Blockboard, Interior panelling, Light carpentry, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:66 (+/- 1) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,75
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:114 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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