Species: Mayapis


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Mayapis
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Mayapis,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea palosapis, Shorea squamata (synonymous),
Typical use
Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Ship building (planking and deck), Moulding, Interior panelling, Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Cigar boxes, Light carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:42 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,52 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:73 (+/- 6) 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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