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Scientific Name  Calophyllum elatum
Trade Name  Poon
Local Name  Kattu-punna, punnapa
Family  Guttiferae
Tree Size  very large
Tree Height ( m )  35 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  150 -
Tree Distribution  west coast tr
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  pinkish
Heartwood Colour  reddish brown with dark streaks
Hardness  moderately hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  moderately heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  655 -
Texture  coarse
Grain  straight
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  diffuse porous
Vessel Size  large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  mostly solitary arranged in radial or oblique chains
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)  672.2
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  97700
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  921
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  120200
Uses  Class I plywood; tea chests; low quality furniture; blackboards; packing cases and boxes; poles and cross arms; boat and shipbuilding, sailing boards and rafters

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