Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Aglaia anamallayana (Bedd.) Kosterm
Trade Name 
Local Name  Chinnagil, Vandakamin
Family  Meliaceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  15 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  30 -
Tree Distribution  West coast tropical evergreen forest
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Not distinct
Sapwood Colour  Pale yellowish to light brown
Heartwood Colour  Pale yellowish to light brown
Hardness  Hard to very hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Very heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  970 -
Texture  Fine
Grain  Straight
Growth Rings  Fairly distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Very small
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 or 3
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Fine to very 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) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry) 
Uses  Small turney articles; tool handles; posts

College of Forestry - KAU