Timbers of Kerala

[ Logout ]

Back Prior Record Next Record

Scientific Name  Gluta travancorica Bedd.
Trade Name  Gluta
Local Name  Thenmavu, Thodappei
Family  Anacardiaceae
Tree Size  Very large
Tree Height ( m )  35 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  120 -
Tree Distribution  Confined to West coast tropical evergreen and Southern hill-top tropical evergreen forests in South Kerala
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Pale grey with pinkish or yellowish tinge
Heartwood Colour  Reddish-brown or dark red
Hardness  Hard to very hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Moderately heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  720 -
Texture  Fine
Grain  Interlocked
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 or 3
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Very fine to fine , closely spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green)  677.1
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  127300
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  945.8
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  148500
Uses  Building construction; cabinets and furniture; decorative interior joinery; turnery articles and carvings; tool handles

College of Forestry - KAU