Chrysophyllum lanceolatum (Blume) A. DC.
Nam phueng (Thailand); Dondong gisalakino (Indonesia); Hua tao (Thailand); Bai damnoeup (Cambodia); Than-kya-pin (Myanmar); Buka-buka (Philippines); Pulut-pulut (Malaysia); Khe phueng (Thailand); Pelai eilin (Indonesia); Ki baiyongbong (Indonesia); Kalalang (Philippines); Safng sasp (Vietnam); caay sajp (Vietnam); caay sown xa (Vietnam)
Nycterisition lanceolatum Blume; Donella lanceolata var. malagassica Aubrév.
The tree can reach up to 55 m in height and 85 cm in diameter. The boles are usually cylindrical, but often fluted at the base, branchless for 40 m.
This species occurs scattered or in small groups in primary rainforest, from the sea level up to 1,600 m of altitude.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels in diagonal and/or radial pattern. Occasionally vessels in radial multiples of 4 or more common. Occasionally vessel clusters common. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Occasionally tyloses common Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Occasionally axial parenchyma in n 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-I). Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has a faint sour scent.
The heartwood is yellow-white or yellow-brown, not sharply demarcated from the sapwood.
The grain is straight or shallowly interlocked.
The wood is typically fine in texture.
This species is prone to blue stain and other biological attacks.
The permeability for preservatives is low, but satisfactory under pressure.
Ease of Drying: Seasoning is rated as good. Drying Defects: It is highly susceptible to blue stain.
The wood planes to a very smooth surface with little picking up even on radial faces.
The wood needs little filling to give a good finishing.
Polishing of this species is reportedly easy.
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