Adinauclea fagifolia (Teijsm. & Binnend. ex Havil.) Ridsd.
Kilali (Indonesia); Kayu lasi (Indonesia)
Neonauclea fagifolia (Teijsm. & Binnend. ex Havil.; Nauclea fagifolia Teijsm. & Binnend. ex Havil.; Adina fagifolia (Teijsm. & Binnend. ex Havil.) Val
It is a large tree up to 45 m tall. The bole is branchless for up to 30 m, up to 200 cm in diameter.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to i Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Occasionally sheath cells. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-I). Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of up Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
Odor is distinct.
The sapwood is slightly differentiated from the heartwood which is pale yellow to pink yellow, with whitish streaks, turning pale with age.
Straight or interlocked grain is common in this species.
The texture of the wood is fine.
It is reported to be moderately durable, resistant to dry rot and termites attack.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be difficult. Girdling of standing trees is recommended to allow seasoning before felling. Drying Defects: Black portions of the wood are prone to checking. Kiln Schedules: Schedule proposed for Marblewood.
The machining of this species gives better results after seasoning.
This species is reported to be easy to polish.
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