Schoutenia ovata Korth.
Walik ukun; Popel thuge (Cambodia); Ach-sat (Cambodia); Ken thao (Laos); Daeng nieo (Thailand); Daeng saeng (Thailand); Daeng samae (Thailand); East Indian meet-wood; Harikukun (Indonesia)
Schoutenia hypoleuca Pierre; Actinophora hypoleuca (pierre) O. Kuntze; Actinophora fragrans Wallich ex R. Br.
It is a small to medium sized tree, up to 35 m tall. The bole is fairly short, up to 60 cm in diameter, sometimes fluted or with buttresses up to 1.7 m high.
Schoutenia species sometimes occur gregariously in moist locations in primary rain forests, up to 900 m of altitude.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels per mm2 5 to 20. Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervessel pits small, 7 micras or less. Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vas 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally rays and/or axial elements irregularly storied. Occasionally larger rays more than 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Occasionally body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or squa Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The heartwood is purple-gray-brown to dark purple-brown, not clearly differentiated from the sapwood.
This species is reported to have typically straight or interlocked grain.
This species is reported to have a moderately fine texture.
The wood is moderately durable to very durable, even in contact with the ground or when exposed to the weather.
Ease of Drying: Drying is fairly easy; some difficulties could occur when drying too fast. Drying Defects: No particular risks of drying defects, subject to normal drying conditions. Kiln Schedules: Schedule proposed as a reference by comparison with well known species taking into account to the general technological behavior of this species.
Although it is a hard wood it gives good results in machining.
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