Anisophyllea griffithii Oliver
Delek; Dalek tembaga (Malaysia); Hampas kadah (Malaysia)
It is a occasionally fairly large tree up to 36 m tall. The bole is up to 80 cm in diameter, often poorly shaped and slightly fluted at base, sometimes with short buttresses.
It is reported in peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
Wood diffuse porous. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Occasionally vascular/vasicentric tracheides present. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and s Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Prismatic c 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Rays of two distinct sizes. Ray height more than 1 mm. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Occasionally sheath cells. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Occasionally body ray cells procumb Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The heartwood varies from pink-brown to orange-brown or dark brown, not clearly defined from the sapwood.
The grain is frequently straight.
Texture is reported to be medium to coarse.
Anisophyllea is reportedly moderately durable.
This species is reported to be difficult to treat with preservatives.
Ease of Drying: Seasoning is reported as good. Drying Defects: Risk of slight checking or twisting.
Wood processing is reported to be easy.
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