Species: Gerutu

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Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
* Note: It is reconmended to use the name "WHITE MERANTI" for the species of the Shorea, sub-genus Anthoshorea.

Gerutu, Tavoy Wood, Mai Hao, Meruyun, Urat Mata Bukit, Meranti Gerutu, White Meranti*, Heavy White Seraya, Urat Mata Butu, Urat Mata Daun Kechil, Gerutu Pasir, Khai Khieo,
Scientific name(s)
Parashorea lucida, Parashorea parvifolia, Parashorea smythiesii, Parashorea stellata, Parashorea densiflora,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Vehicle or container flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Light carpentry, Interior panelling, Arched goods, Sliced veneer, Veneer for interior of plywood,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,68
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:91 MPa
Strength class:
According to E.N. standards:

Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
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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