Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Elaeocarpus recurvatus Corner
Trade Name 
Local Name  Chola-rudraksham
Family  Elaeocarpaceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  15 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  30 -
Tree Distribution  Confined to the Southern hill-top tropical evergreen forest
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  greyish - yellow
Heartwood Colour  Yellowish to pale brownish-grey
Hardness  Soft
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Light to moderately heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  550 -
Texture  Medium to fine
Grain  Straight to somewhat wavy or interlocked
Growth Rings  Scarcely distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Medium to small
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 or more, up to 7
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Medium to fine, widely spaced; 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  Packing cases and boxes; plywood; match splints

College of Forestry - KAU