Glochidion philippicum (Cav.) C.B. Rob.
Phyllanthus kurzianus Müll. Arg.; Glochidion quercinum (Müll. Arg.) Boerl.; Glochidion philippinense (Willd.) Benth.; Glochidion formosanum Hayata; Glochidion compressicaule Kurz ex Teijsm. & Binn.; Bradleja philippinensis Willd.; Bradleja philippica Cav.
Small to occasionally medium sized trees, rarely up to 30 m tall. The bole is straight or sinuous, up to 50 cm in diameter, without buttresses.
Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Vessel-ray pits reticulate and/or foraminate. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits large, 10 micras or more. Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Axial parenchyma lozenge-aliform. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Axial parenchyma in narrow bands on lines up to 3 cells wide. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Silica bodies in the ray cells. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The heartwood is pale purple-gray-brown or red-brown, not clearly differentiated from the pale brown sapwood.
Straight grain is reported in this species.
Texture is mostly moderately fine and even.
This species is reported to be non-durable to moderately durable. The sapwood is reported to be resistant against Lyctus.
This timber is resistant to preservative treatments.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is fairly rapid without serious degrade. Boards of 12 mm thick air dry in about one month. Drying Defects: The most common drying defect is bowing. Kiln Schedules: Boards of 25 mm thick can be kiln dried to 10% moisture content in 4 days, at a temperature of 79% to 33%.
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