Radermachera pinnata (Blanco) Seem.
Pheka phru (Thailand); Pata del monto (Philippines); Kalapuing (Philippines); Setenggek burong (Malaysia); Jangkal (Malaysia); Bunga pawang (Malaysia); Ririh (Indonesia); Kayu singanamba (Indonesia); Binutan (Indonesia); Lowland fox-glove tree; Banai-banai (Philippines)
Radermachera whitfordii Merr; Radermachera lobbii (Teijsm. & Binnend.) Miq.; Radermachera acuminata Merr.
It is a small tree with 30 cm diameter in the average. The bole is generally straight and regular, 8 to 12 m long. Buttresses up to 2 m high.
Radermachera species are found in lowland to submontane primary or more often secondary forests, up to 1,600 m of altitude. Particularly Radermachera pinnata is reported on ultramafic and limestone soils in Sabah and Sarawak.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Occasionally vessels per mm2 more than 20. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervessel Occasionally paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally axial parenchyma aliform. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Occasionally two cells per parenchyma strand. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has no taste or scent.
The sapwood is not distinct from the heartwood, which is light reddish yellow, turning to cinnamon buff upon exposure.
The grain is interlocked.
The texture is moderately fine.
The wood is described as lustrous.
It is reported as non durable to moderately durable.
It is very difficult to treat.
Cutting resistance is generally low.
Machining of this species is reported to be easy.
Finishing properties are rated as fair.
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