Species: Punah


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Punah
Species profile
Family:THEACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Bang Kalis, Punal, Entuyut, Peda, Punah, Paya, Amat, Tuyot, Ponga, Punam,
Scientific name(s)
Tetramerista glabra,
Typical use
Flooring, Boxes and crates, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, Vehicle or container flooring, Interior panelling,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:66 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,73
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:105 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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