Endiandra laxiflora Merr.
It is an evergreen, small to medium-sized trees up to 35 m tall. The bole is often quite straight, branchless for up to 25 m, up to 70 cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 4 m high.
Endiandra laxiflora is found in primary and sometimes in secondary rain forests up to 1,200 meters of altitude.
Tyloses sclerotic. Tyloses common. 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. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. Axial parenchyma in narrow bands on lines up to 3 cells wide. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The wood has usually a fruity odor.
The heartwood is brown or pale red brown, occasionally orange with pink streaks. It is not differentiated from the sapwood.
This species is reported to have straight to slightly interlocked grain.
The texture of the wood varies from moderately fine to moderately coarse.
This species is considered as moderately durable.
Silica Content: This timber is reported to have silica. Silica contents over 0.05% may affect wood processing. Silica Value: 0
The heartwood is impermeable, but the sapwood is reportedly permeable to preservative treatments.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be slow. Drying Defects: This species is prone to checking and with a slight risk of degrade, mainly cupping.
The wood has a moderate blunting effect.
It is easy to work provided cutting edges are kept sharp.
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