Streblus elongatus (Miq.) Corner
Tempinis (Indonesia); Tampinis (Indonesia); Kamaria (Indonesia); Tempinis (Malaysia)
Sloetia wallichii King; Sloetia sideroxylon Teijsm. & Binnend.; Sloetia pinangeana Oliv.
It is a small to medium sized tree, up to 30 m tall. The bole does not present buttresses, but it is often irregular and fluted, with a diameter of 60 cm, branchless for 15 m.
Streblus elongatus occurs scattered in lowland forests and in open vegetation.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessel clusters common. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Colored deposits in heartwood vessels. Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Simple perforation plates. Interv Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. Two cells per parenchyma strand. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Occasion 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cel Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has distinct odor when freshly cut.
The heartwood varies from yellow to yellowish-red or brownish-red, darkening to dark chocolate-brown upon exposure, distinctly demarcated from the white to pale yellow-brown sapwood.
The grain is interlocked, occasionally straight.
The texture is fine to moderately fine.
The timber is very durable when exposed to the weather or in contact with the ground. It is also resistant to termite and to some extent to marine borer attack.
It is very difficult to treat, but for most applications preservative treatments are not required.
Ease of Drying: Drying is moderately difficult to difficult; special care is systematically needed. Drying Defects: Risks of checks. Kiln Schedules: The kiln schedule has been tested.
It is reported to have a severe blunting effect on the cutting elements.
Machining of this species is fair to difficult.
Planing operations are rather difficult.
Care must be taken in molding to avoid chipping at the exit of tools.
Care must be taken in drilling to avoid chipping at the exit of tools.
Care must be taken in mortising to avoid chipping at the exit of tools.
Wood of this species takes a good finish.
It is easy to polish.
This species has a fair to poor response to hand tools.
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