Litsea irianensis Kosterm.
Dehaasia novoguineensis Kosterm.
It is a small to medium-sized tree up to 26 m tall. The bole is up to 60 cm in diameter.
Litsea irianensis is found in secondary forests, up to 1,200 m of altitude.
Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Wood diffuse porous. Tyloses common. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 200 micras. Vessel-ray pits reticulate and/or foraminate. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits medium, 7 to 10 micras. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Ray width 1 to 3 cells. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
It is reported to have a characteristic odor.
The heartwood usually ranges from pale olive-brown or creamy yellow to dark greenish-brown. The sapwood is often not distinctly demarcated from the heartwood.
The grain is straight or slightly to moderately interlocked.
The texture is typically moderately fine and even.
The wood is generally not durable and it is susceptible to fungal and Lyctus attack.
The sapwood is easy to preserve with water soluble products, the heartwood is untreatable.
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly easy to slightly difficult.
It is easy to plane.
It is easy to nail.
Finishing of this wood is rated as good to fair.
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