Osmelia phillippina (Turcz.) Benth.
Malatayotes (Philippines); Malakamanga (Philippines); Kayu watu (Indonesia); Kayu si basaon (Indonesia); Ancerina (Indonesia); Oonog (Philippines)
Osmelia conferta Benth; Osmelia celebica Koord; Osmelia borneensis Merr
It is a small to medium-sized tree up to 24 m tall. The bole is up to 60 cm in diameter, sometimes with small buttresses up to 0.6 m high.
It is found scattered in primary and secondary lowland rain forests, up to 600 m of altitude. Osmelia phillippina is reported in well drained, fertile clayey soils in mixed dipterocarp forests.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessels in radial multiples of 4 or more common. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very a Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Ray height more than 1 mm. Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Occasionally sheath cells. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has straight grain.
The texture varies from moderately fine to moderately coarse.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be good.
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