Vitex pinnata L.
Bnh linh lng (Vietnam); Tinnok (Thailand); Samo tuipet (Thailand); Kyetyoh (Myanmar); Hairy leafed molave (Philippines); Kulim papa (Sabah); Leban buas (Sarawak); Leban tandok (Malaysia); Gulimpapa (Indonesia); Kalapapa (Indonesia); Laban (Indonesia); Molave
Vitex pubescens Vahl
It a small to medium sized tree up to 25 or 30 meters tall. The bole is often crooked, up to 70 cm in diameter.
Vitex pinnata is found in open areas, secondary forests and on riverbanks.
This species has been introduced in Africa and tropical America.
Wood diffuse porous. Tyloses common. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 200 micras. Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. 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 in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Ray height more than 1 mm. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Septate fibers present.
The heartwood is not clearly differentiated from the sapwood. The wood is yellow brown to greenish brown.
The grain is straight to interlocked.
The texture is fine to medium.
It is a very durable timber.
Ease of Drying: Drying is moderately easy; some particular care is needed. Drying Defects: No particular risks of drying defects, subject to normal drying conditions. Kiln Schedules: Schedule proposed as a reference by comparison with well known species taking into account to the general technological behavior of this species.
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly easy.
Machining operations are rather easy.
Planing of this species is reported to be easy.
Vitex timber needs pre-boring, but the nail holding properties are good.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
Polishing of this wood is easy.
This species is easy to bend.
This species is easy to work with hand tools.
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