Lumnitzera littorea (Jack) Voigt
Tigerwood (United States of America); Congowood (United States of America); Dibetou (Côte d`Ivoire); Dibetou (Gabon); Bombulu (Zaire); Sida (Nigeria); Apopo (Nigeria); Anamemila (Nigeria); Mpengwa (Ghana); Cosc ken (Vietnam); Sdam (Cambodia); Fat daeng (Thailand); Tabau (Philippines); Tabao (Philippines); Teruntum merah (Sarawak); Geriting merah (Sabah); Tamsao thale (Thailand); Cocj do (Vietnam); Kanhep (Cambodia); Randai (Indonesia); Duduk agung (Indonesia); Tarungtung (Indonesia); Teruntum (Malaysia); Teruntum (Sarawak)
Pyrrhanthus littoreus Jack; Lumnitzera coccinea Eight & Arn
It is a small to medium sized tree to 30 m high. The bole is often twisted, without buttresses, but pneumatophores are usually present.
This species is reported at coastal sites, wherever mangrove formations are developed. It is also reported on exposed beaches on rocks along the coast.
It is distributed in South-East Asia and North Australia.
Wood diffuse porous. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Occasionally tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Vessel-ray pits Occasionally apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Ray height more than 1 mm. Prismatic crystals in radial alignment in procumbent ray cells (chambered cells). Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-I). Occasionally body r Fibers very thin walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has a scent of roses or spicy odor when freshly cut.
The sapwood is paler that light brownish heartwood but not well defined.
The grain is straight to shallowly interlocked.
The texture is very fine, even, and glossy.
The wood surface is described as moderate in luster.
It is durable in sea water, not attacked by fungi.
This timber is reported to respond poorly to preservative treatment.
Cutting resistance is generally low.
This species is easy to plane.
Finishing of this wood is easy.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, poles, stakes posts, crossties, piers, HOUSING GENERAL, flooring, parquet, frames, panelling, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, PLYWOOD AND VENEER, TURNING, SPORTS, TOOLS, tool handles, PACKING, pallets, NAVAL CONSTRUCTION, boats, port pillar, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, handicrafts, axle, moldings