Drypetes sibuyanensis (Elmer) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Bagbog (Philippines); Ki endog (Indonesia); Angrit (Indonesia)
Drypetes minahassae (Boerl. & Koord.) Pax & K. Hof; Cyclostemon sibuyanensis Elmer; Cyclostemon minahassae Boerl. & Koord.
It is an evergreen, dioecious, small to medium-sized tree, up to 30 m tall. The bole is straight to somewhat sinuous in smaller trees, branchless for up to 60 cm in diameter, sometimes fluted or with short buttresses.
Drypetes sibuyanensis is usually found in swamp forests or kerangas.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessel clusters common. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Simple perforation plates. Multiple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Siliceous bodies in the axial parenchyma cells. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Ray height more than 1 mm. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-I). Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The heartwood is pale yellow-brown occasionally mottled with dark or gray, not sharply demarcated from the paler sapwood.
The grain is usually straight.
The texture varies from very fine to moderately fine and even.
It is durable under cover but perishable when in contact with the ground.
Impregnation of preservatives using pressure treatments is very good.
Ease of Drying: Mango is reported to dry well and fairly rapidly with slight seasoning defects. Boards 12 mm thick take 2 to 3 months to air dry. Drying Defects: It is sometimes subject to cupping or bowing, and it may be liable to staining. Kiln Schedules: The wood kiln dries easily by fairly fast schedules.
Though a dense wood, it is comparatively easy to work.
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