Adenanthera pavonina L.
Ywgee; Thorlaganj; Recheda; Ranjana; Rakta-chandon; Pei; Manjati; Manjadi; Madatiya; Gung; Coral wood; Bandi gurivenda; Ani kundamani; Bois de corail (France); Coralwood; Coral bean (United States of America); Ma klam (Thailand); Phai (Thailand); Saga (Indonesia); Tanglin (Philippines); Ywe (Myanmar); Ywegyi (Myanmar); Saga bean (United States of America); Ma daeng (Thailand); Lim v[af]ng (Vietnam); Tr[aws] qu[aj]ch (Vietnam); Saga (Malaysia)
Adenanthera gersenii Scheffer
It is a mostly deciduous, small to medium-sized tree up to 30 m tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical to rather poorly shaped, branchless for up to 16 m, up to 100 cm in diameter. The buttresses are usually low and small but occasionally up to 4 m hi
It is a common tree that can be found in the seashore and inland in the lowlands.
Plantations are reported in India and Africa.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more. Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in s Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Occasionally apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma aliform. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma ce 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Crystals in fibers. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The heartwood is bright yellow when fresh, turning to golden-brown or dark brown, sharply demarcated from the whitish, yellowish, pinkish or pale brown sapwood.
This species is typically reported to have wavy or interlocked grain.
The texture varies from moderately fine to slightly coarse.
This wood is commonly of moderate luster.
The wood is moderately durable to very durable. The heartwood is resistant to dry-wood termites.
Ease of Drying: It takes about 4 months to air dry boards 15 mm thick. Kiln Schedules: For kiln drying, a temperature of 40.5 to 65.5 degrees is recommended with corresponding relative humidity of 85% to 40%.
Machining operations are rated as fair to difficult.
Planing of this species is reported to be easy.
Nailing properties are good.
Finishing of this wood is easy.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, bridges, stakes posts, HOUSING GENERAL, beams, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, cabinets, TURNING, PACKING, CONTAINERS, truck bodies, truck flooring, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, handicrafts, scale model