Species: Nyatoh

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Species profile
Family:SAPOTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Pali, Riam, Nyatoh, Pencil Cedar, Kha-Nunnok, Mayang, Taban, Nato, Chay, Balam, Padang,
Scientific name(s)
Palaquium spp.,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Moulding, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Exterior joinery, Sliced veneer, Light carpentry, Turned goods,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:53 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,57 (+/- 0,06)
Static bending strength:83 (+/- 13) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately 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].

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