Buchanania arborescens (Blume) Blume
Sparrow`s mango; Kepala tundang (Brunei Darussalam); Rengas laut (Sarawak); Beluno-beluno (Sabah); Balinghasai (Philippines); Luaet khwai (Thailand); Caay muwng ri (Vietnam); Otak udang tumpul (Malaysia); Mamuang khee kratai (Thailand); Rawa-rawa pipit (Indonesia); Getasan (Indonesia); Popohan (Indonesia); Chaa muang (Thailand); Rengas ayam (Brunei Darussalam)
Coniogeton arborescens Blume; Buchanania florida var. dongnaiensis Pierre; Buchanania florida var. arborescens Pierre; Buchanania florida Schauer
It is a small tree, rarely up to 28 m tall, 60 cm in diameter. The bole is cylindrical, with small buttresses.
Buchanania arborescens grows in lowland forests up to 500 m of altitude by the river banks.
It is widespread throughout South-east Asia and New Guinea to Solomon Islands.
The sawdust of this species may cause dermatitis.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more. Occasionally tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits coarse in marginal rows. Intervessel p Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Two cells per parenchyma strand. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Occasionally silica bodies in the ray cells. Prismatic crystals in radial alignment in procumbent ray cells (chambered cells). Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows Septate fibers present. Fibers very thin walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The sapwood is not clearly defined, white to pale pink. The heartwood ranges from pinkish-brown or gray-brown.
The grain is straight or slightly interlocked.
The texture is fine to moderately fine and even.
Timber of this species is low in luster.
The wood is non-durable when exposed to weather or in contact with the ground. In a graveyard test in the Philippines the wood lasted only 7 months.
Silica Content: Silica is absent. Silica Value: 0
Ease of Drying: This timber usually air dries easily, without much degradation if properly stacked.
Wood processing is reported to be easy.
This species is easy to plane.
It has a good finishing.
This species is reported to be easy to work with hand tools.
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