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Scientific Name  Garuga pinnata Roxb.
Trade Name  Garuga
Local Name  Annakara, Kattu-nelli
Family  Burseraceae
Tree Size  Medium to large
Tree Height ( m )  12 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  30 -
Tree Distribution  Southern moist mixed deciduous, Moist teak bearing and Southern dry mixed deciduous forests
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Whitish to grey often with sap stain
Heartwood Colour  Reddish-brown
Hardness  moderately soft to moderately hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Light to moderately heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content 
Texture  coarse
Grain  Straight to interlocked grain
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  Moderately few, solitary or in radial multiples of 2 - 4 or more
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  moderately broad, widely spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green)  583.4
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  75800
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  694.8
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  81300
Uses  Temporary construction; Class III plywood packing cases and boxes; tea chests; cross arms; low quality furniture

College of Forestry - KAU