Bruguiera parviflora (Roxb.) R. Wight
Black mangrove (Papua New Guinea); Rang ka thae (Thailand); Thua dam (Thailand); Berus lenggadai (Sarawak); Lang-kra-dai (Thailand); Lenggadai (Malaysia); Vejt tasch (Vietnam); Langarai (Philippines); Byu-kyettet (Myanmar); Langarai (Sabah)
It is a tree up to 30 m tall, 45 cm in diameter.
Bruguiera is a typical element of the mangrove community.
It is common in the tropics. It is distributed from tropical East Africa to South and South East Asia.
Wood diffuse porous. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Occasionally tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Intervessel pits scalariform. Vessel-ray pits reticulate and/or foraminate. Multiple perforatio Occasionally axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Occasionally apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally paratracheal 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Ray height more than 1 mm. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Occasionally sheath cells. Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Body ray cells procumbent wi Septate fibers present. Fibers very thick walled. Occasionally fibers with distinctly bordered pits. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The sapwood is pale brown, not sharply demarcated from the light brown heartwood, which turns red-brown on exposure.
The grain is usually straight.
The wood is frequently reported to be fine textured.
Quarter sawn faces are reportedly lustrous.
It is not very durable when exposed to weather, but fairly durable in salt water.
This timber can be impregnated fairly easily.
Ease of Drying: Air drying is rated as good. It takes about 8 weeks to air dry boards of 25 mm thick.
Machining operations are rather easy.
It is easy to finish.
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