Deplanchea tetraphylla (R. Br.) F. Muell. ex Steenis
Laargola (Indonesia); Bas (Indonesia); Kapul (Indonesia)
Faradaya chrysoclada K. Schumann & Lauterb; Diplanthera tetraphylla R. Br.; Deplanchea hirsuta (F.M. Bailey)
It is an evergreen, small to large tree up to 45 m tall. The bole is branchless for up to 20 m, up to 150 cm in diameter, sometimes with steep buttresses or fluted at base.
It is a light demanding tree, found in open and secondary forests, often near swampy locations, up to 1,000 m of altitude.
Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervessel pits medium, 7 to 10 micras. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent).
The heartwood is pale brown or yellow-brown, not distinctly demarcated from the straw-colored sapwood.
It has straight grain.
The texture of the wood is fine.
It is reported to have low natural resistance.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be easy and slow with little degrade. Boards of 25 mm thick take 42 days (Indonesia) but 6 months is also reported, and of 40 mm thick take about 3 months to air dry.
HOUSING GENERAL, NAVAL CONSTRUCTION