Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb.
Trade Name  Jarul
Local Name  Mani-maruthu, Nir-venthekku
Family  Lythraceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  10 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  90 -
Tree Distribution  Mostly confined to river banks in West coast semi-evergreen, Moist teak bearing and Myristica swamp forests
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Greyish-white to roseal white
Heartwood Colour  Light to reddish-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  640 -
Texture  Medium to coarse
Grain  Straight or occasionally wavy
Growth Rings  Scarcely distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Extremely large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  Mostly solitary or in radial multiples of 2 or 3
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Medium to coarse
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  Beams, doors and window frames; boat and shipbuilding; furniture; tool handles; poles and fence posts; rice pounders

College of Forestry - KAU