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Scientific Name  Calophyllum inophyllum Linn.
Trade Name  Poon
Local Name  Punna, pinna
Family  Guttiferae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  15 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  65 -
Tree Distribution  Coastal areas and along river banks in restricted localities
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  pinkish
Heartwood Colour  reddish brown with dark lustrous 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  705 -
Texture  coarse
Grain  Interlocked
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  diffuse porous
Vessel Size  large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  Exclusively solitary, appear as 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) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green) 
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  765.6
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  70300
Uses  Building construction; flush door shutters; Class I plywood; tea chests; furniture; panelling; shipbuilding, cooperage,

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