Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Dalbergia lanceolaria Linn.f
Trade Name 
Local Name  Vella-veetti
Family  Papilionaceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  15 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  50 -
Tree Distribution  Southern moist mixed deciduous forest
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Not distinct
Sapwood Colour  Yellowish or greyish-white to brown
Heartwood Colour  Yellowish or greyish-white to brown
Hardness  Moderately hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Moderately heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content 
Texture  Medium to coarse
Grain  Straight to interlocked
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Large, medium and small
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2,3 or 4
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Fine to very fine, closely spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green) 
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry) 
Uses  Light packing cases; carts and carriages; temporary construction

College of Forestry - KAU