Anogeissus acuminata (Roxb. ex DC.) Guillaum. & Perr.
Yhordhok; Thekri napay; Sehoong; Phassi; Phas; Paunchinan; Pasi; Pashi; Parsia; Pars; Pansi; Pandri; Panchman; Panchi; Pachi manu; Nunnera; Numma; Mai-pi; Mai-ho; Hpunsha; Ghor dhok; Gara hesel; Chakwa; Bucha karam; Takhian-nu (Thailand); Ben mon (Laos); Ang kha nhe (Laos); Soy nhi (Cambodia); Soy chhmol (Cambodia); Choeng cap thom (Cambodia); Yung (Myanmar); Yon (Myanmar); Ram (Vietnam); Hypunsha (Myanmar); En mon (Laos); Heo (Thailand); Sin (Vietnam); Hio (Vietnam)
Conocarpus acuminata roxb. ex DC.; Anogeissus tonkinensis Gagnep.; Anogeissus pierrei Gagnep.
It is a tree up to 30 m tall and up to 240 or even 270 cm girth. The bole is straight and cylindrical.
It is common in moist deciduous forests all over Myanmar, frequently in mixed formations with teak trees.
The bark of this species has a high tannin content.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessels in diagonal and/or radial pattern. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 ( Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Occasionally apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confl 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Septate fibers present. Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has no distinct odor or taste.
The sapwood ranges from whitish-gray to greenish-gray, darkening on exposure. The heartwood is absent or very small in diameter, it is dark brown.
The grain is straight to shallowly interlocked.
The texture is fine to medium, even.
The wood is fairly durable for indoors uses but not durable in contact with the ground.
The heartwood is very difficult to treat.
Drying Defects: It is reported that this species is not subject to checking.
Sawing of this species is reportedly difficult.
This species is reported to be difficult to process. Sharp cutting tools are recommended.
Finishing is reported to be difficult.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, poles, HOUSING GENERAL, flooring, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, TURNING, SPORTS, TOOLS, tool handles, agricultural tools, CONTAINERS, truck bodies, truck flooring, NAVAL CONSTRUCTION, boats, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, axle, wheel