Species: Pinus Merkusii


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Pinus Merkusii
Species profile
Family:PINACEAE (gymnosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Sral, May Pek, Tinyu, Tapulau, Thong, Merkus-pine, Tusam, Tenasserim-pine, Mindoro-pine, Kia, Pinus Merkusii,
Scientific name(s)
Pinus merkusii,
Typical use
Light carpentry, Interior joinery, Flooring, Boxes and crates, Interior panelling, Veneer for interior of plywood, Pulp, Glued laminated, Poles, Matches, Current furniture or furniture components, Formwork, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Exterior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:51 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,73
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:90 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly 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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