Alphonsea javanica Scheff.
Karai (Sabah); Denralia wone (Sumatra); Banitan batu (Sumatra); Langolia mateote (Sumatra)
Alphonsea ceramica R. Scheffer.
It is a small to medium-sized tree up to 35 m tall and 57 cm in diameter. The bark surface is smooth.
This species is common in central Java.
Wood diffuse porous. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervessel Occasionally paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Axial parenchyma in narrow bands on lines up to 3 cells wide. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Ray height more than 1 mm. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Occasionally oil and/or mucilage cells associated with the axial and/or ray parenchyma (idioblas Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated from the heartwood, which is light yellowish-brown.
The grain is usually straight.
The wood is reported to have a moderately fine to rather coarse texture.
The wood is non-durable when exposed to the weather. The wood should be treated with anti-stain chemicals immediately after sawing.
Ease of Drying: Drying is reported to be rapid without significant defects. Drying Defects: Cupping is reported when drying thin boards. Kiln Schedules: Durian wood is generally easy and rapid to kiln dry. It is recommended to air dry the timber for at least 2 weeks before kiln drying.
Wood of this species is easy to cut.
Wood processing is reported to be easy.
This species is easy to plane.
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