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Scientific Name  Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) Parker.
Trade Name  Pitraj
Local Name  Chemmaram
Family  Meliaceae
Tree Size  Medium to large
Tree Height ( m )  18 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  80 -
Tree Distribution  West coast tropical evergreen forest
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Yellowish with a pinkish tinge
Heartwood Colour  Reddish-brown
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  Medium
Grain  Straight to slightly interlocked
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Medium
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 - 4
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)  733.7
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  103562
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  965.8
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  113475
Uses  Furniture and cabinets; doors and windows; Class I plywood and veneers; tea chests

College of Forestry - KAU