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Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
Paginggong (Malaysia); Lokwat (Malaysia); Papalaan (Indonesia); Pipae (Thailand); Sown traf nhaajt barn (Vietnam); Ton leap (Cambodia); Loquat; Lokwat (Indonesia); Neflier du Japon (France)
Photinia japonica (Thunberg) A. Gray; Mespilus japonica Thunb.; Crataegus bibas Lour.
It is an evergreen small to medium-sized trees up to 30 m tall. The bole is up to 70 cm in diameter, slightly fluted at base or rarely with buttresses.
This species is probably original from Southern China, but it is widely cultivated for its fruits in the tropical and subtropical countries.
It is widely cultivated for its fruits.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Occasionally helical thickenings in ve Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The heartwood is pale purple-brown with darker streaks, not clearly differentiated from the sapwood.
The grain is mostly straight
Fine texture is reported in this species.
Ease of Drying: Seasoning is reported to be good. Drying Defects: It is susceptible to sap-stain.
Machining of this species is easy to fair.
It is easy to mold.
Nailing behavior is reportedly fair to poor.
It has a good finishing.
Polishing of this species is reportedly easy.
PLYWOOD AND VENEER, TURNING, BENDING, TOOLS, tool handles, agricultural tools, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, handicrafts, moldings