Ficus racemosa var. racemosa
Maduea uthumphon (Thailand); Duea nam (Thailand); Duea kliang (Thailand); Mayen (Myanmar); dua kieng (Laos); Lo (Indonesia); Arah (Indonesia); Red river fig; Figwood; Blue fig Blue fig
Ficus vesca F v. Mueller ex Miq; Ficus semicostata F.M. Bailey; Ficus glomerata Roxb.
It can be a large tree up to 40 or 50 meters tall, with big diameters up to 190 cm, sometimes heavily buttressed.
Ficus species are generally found below 1,500 m of altitude in a wide range of habitats but mangrove forests.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Occasionally vessels per mm2 less than 6. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to inter Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. Occasionally two cells per parenchyma strand. Occasionally axi 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in radial alignment in procumbent ray cells (chambered cells). Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Fibers very thin walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Heartwood is pale yellow-brown or various shades from yellow to pink-gray, not clearly differentiated from the sapwood.
Grain is straight, interlocked to deeply interlocked.
Texture varies from moderately coarse to coarse.
Non-durable and not resistant to termite or fungal attack.
It is easy to treat with preservatives.
Sawing of this species is reportedly easy.
The wood is very easy to work, although the surfaces are a little woolly.
A fairly smooth finish can be obtained.
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