Njatuh (Indonesia); Padang (UK).
Malaya and S.E. Asia.
The grain is straight or shallowly interlocked or wavy and the texture moderately fine. Has a resemblance to makore with a moiré or watered silk figure.
The heartwood color varies according to the species, but generally from pale pink to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks.
Averaging between 620-720 kg/m3 (38-45 lb/ft3).
.62 - .72.
Bending strength – Medium
Crushing strength – Medium
Resistance to shocl loads – Low
Stiffness – Low
Steam bending classification – Moderate
Dries rather slowly with some tendency to end split, distort and surface check. There is medium movement in service.
Some species are siliceous and can cause severe blunting of cutting edges. Non-siliceous wood planes easily to a smooth finish. It tends to split when nailed, but screws and glues well, and stains and polishes to an excellent finish.
Moderately durable. The sapwood is liable to attack by powder post beetle. It is very resistant to preservative treatment.
Furniture and cabinet making
Interior building construction