Diplodiscus paniculatus Turcz.
Medium size tree; height up to 20 m, DBH up to 60 cm; bole short, cylindrical, crooked, tapering; crown irregular in shape, buttress high.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tyloses common. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits larger than the intervessel pits. Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Ray width 1 to 3 cells. Rays storied.
Sapwood is not marked off from heartwood , which is grayish or pale reddish brown
texture moderately fine, hard and heavy
Non- durable 1 to 2.5 years.
Easy to treat.
Easy to saw
very good machining property
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