Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Aglaia elaeagnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth.
Trade Name  Aglaia
Local Name  Punnyava
Family  Meliaceae
Tree Size  Medium to large
Tree Height ( m )  15 - 22
Tree Diameter ( cm )  65
Tree Distribution  West coast tropical evergreen forest
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Light greyish-yellow to light brown
Heartwood Colour  Pinkish-brown to reddish-brown
Hardness  Hard to very hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Heavy to very heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  730 - 940
Texture  Fine
Grain  Interlocked to curly
Growth Rings  Distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Small to 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  Construction-work; tent accessories; agricultural implements

College of Forestry - KAU