Adinandra villosa Choysi
Adinandra bicuspidata Kobuski.
It is a small to medium sized tree, up to 30 m in height. The bole is straight, up to 20 m long and 80 cm in diameter.
It is found scattered in lowland and lower montane forests, up to 1,400 m of altitude.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The heartwood is typically gray-brown with a purple hue, to dark red-brown, not clearly differentiated from the cream to reddish-straw or yellow-pink sapwood.
This timber usually has straight or interlocked grain.
The texture varies from very fine to slightly coarse.
The wood is durable under cover.
It is difficult to impregnate.
Ease of Drying: It takes about 4 months to air dry boards 15 mm thick. Kiln Schedules: For kiln drying, a temperature of 40.5 to 65.5 degrees is recommended with corresponding relative humidity of 85% to 40%.
Machining of this species is easy to fair.
Planing of this species is fair.
HOUSING GENERAL, boards, flooring, frames, panelling, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, PLYWOOD AND VENEER