Litsea magnifica Boerl.
It is a small tree.
Litsea magnifica is locally frequent in lowlands and hill forests.
Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Tyloses common. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 200 micras. Vessel-ray pits reticulate and/or foraminate. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits large, 10 micras or more. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits simila Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma aliform. Oil and/or mucilage cells in axial parenchyma (idioblasts). Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). 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.
This species is reported to have a moderately fine and even texture.
The wood is generally not durable and it is susceptible to fungal and Lyctus attack.
The sapwood is reported to be easy to preserve but the heartwood is untreatable.
Ease of Drying: In Malaysia, boards 15 mm thick are reported to require 2 to 3 months to reach air-dry condition. Drying Defects: Slight end-splitting, bowing and cupping may also occur.
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly easy to slightly difficult.
Planing operations are rather easy.
It is easy to nail.
Finishing properties are rated as good to fair.
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