Species: Sesendok

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Species profile
Family:EUPHORBIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Bakota, Terbulan, Sesendok, Gubas, Hongopo, Sendok-sendok, New Guinea Basswood, Endosperum-sasa,
Scientific name(s)
Endospermum malaccense, Endospermum medullosum, Endospermum peltatum,
Typical use
Matches, Boxes and crates, Interior joinery, Moulding, Glued laminated, Turned goods, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Light carpentry, Blockboard,
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:40 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,45
Static bending strength:60 MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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