Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Elaeocarpus tuberculatus Roxb.
Trade Name  Rudrak
Local Name  Rudraksham, kara
Family  Elaeocarpaceae
Tree Size  large
Tree Height ( m )  25 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  65 -
Tree Distribution  west coast tr
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  white
Heartwood Colour  light greyish brown to light brown
Hardness  Soft
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Light
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  465 -
Texture  fine
Grain  Interlocked
Growth Rings  Scarcely distinct
Porosity  diffuse porous
Vessel Size  medium to small
Vessel Arrangement  Moderately few to numerous, solitary or in radial multiples of 2 - 4
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  moderately broad to fine, widely spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green)  483.7
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  87400
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  656.9
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  98600
Uses  Building construction;packing cases wood; match splints; pencil slats

College of Forestry - KAU