Bridelia insulana Hance
Kandri kebo (Indonesia); Subiang (Philippines); Kanderi besar (Indonesia); Ki pahang gunung (Indonesia)
Bridelia platyphylla Merr.; Bridelia penangiana Hook. f.; Bridelia pachinensis Hayata; Bridelia minutiflora Hook. f.; Bridelia griffithii var. penangiana (Hook. f.) Geh; Bridelia balansae Tutcher
It is a small tree growing to 10 m high and attaining diameter of 20 cm. The bole is straight, cylindrical, at times bent, short. The buttresses are inconspicuous, almost absent and very low.
This species is found in secondary evergreen to semideciduous forests and less in primary forests. It is usually close to rivers, in well drained habitats, up to 1,800 m of altitude.
Wood diffuse porous. Tyloses common. Vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Vessel-ray pits reticulate and/or foraminate. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits medium, 7 to 10 micras. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Septate fibers present. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The heartwood is pink with straw-colored streaks or olive-gray-brown, distinct only in the green condition from the yellow-brown or straw sapwood.
Wavy or interlocked grain is common in this species.
Texture is moderately fine.
The durability varies from moderately durable to non-durable under exposed conditions. Wood samples are susceptible to attack by ambrosia beetle. The sapwood is susceptible to attack.
Ease of Drying: Air drying is reported as good but slow.
The wood is easy to work with machine tools, but is somewhat fibrous.
The wood is easy to work with hand tools, but is somewhat fibrous.
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