Species: Bungur

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Species profile
Family:LYTHRACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Sralao, Benteak, Nandi, Mai Puay, Kabek, Pyinma, Intanin, Tabek, Bangor, Jarul, Bungur, Bungor, Banaba, Salao, Bang Lang,
Scientific name(s)
Lagerstroemia spp.,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Ship building, Interior panelling, Light carpentry, Stairs (inside), Vehicle or container flooring, Shingles, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Sculpture, Cooperage,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:63 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:116 MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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