Microcos stylocarpa (Warb.) Burret
Porong (Philippines); Namot (Philippines); Kerudong (Malaysia); Damak damak (Malaysia); Damak damak (Brunei Darussalam); Kamuling (Philippines)
Microcos havilandii Ridley; Grewia stylocarpa Warb.
It is a small to medium-sized tree up to 30 m tall. The bole is usually straight, up to 60 cm in diameter, sometimes fluted at base, sometimes with small buttresses.
Microcos trees grow in primary and secondary lowland dipterocarp rain forests, up to 1,000 m of altitude.
Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits small, 7 micras or less. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma reticulate. Prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Tile cells. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The heartwood is light brown, the sapwood is lighter colored.
It has straight grain.
The texture is typically fine to medium.
It has very little or no natural resistance to decay or insect attack.
Ease of Drying: Kelat timber air dries slowly to very slowly. In Malaysia boards 15 mm thick are reported to dry in 5 months. Drying Defects: The timber is liable to end-splitting and checking. Kiln Schedules: Kiln drying requires a mild schedule. Pre-drying before kilning is advised to prevent serious degrade.
Machining of this species is reported to be easy.
This species is reported to give a smooth finish.
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