Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Euodia lunu-ankenda (Gaertn.) Merr.
Trade Name  Kambli
Local Name  Kanala, Kambili
Family  Rutaceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  15 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  40 -
Tree Distribution  West coast tropical evergreen, West coast semi-evergreen and Moist teak bearing forests
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Not distinct
Sapwood Colour  Yellowish-white
Heartwood Colour  Yellowish-white
Hardness  Soft
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Light
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  450 -
Texture  Fine
Grain  Straight
Growth Rings  Fairly distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Medium to small
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 - 4 or more
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  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  Match-splints and boxes; packing cases and boxes

College of Forestry - KAU