Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Artocarpus gomezianus Wall. ex Trecul ssp. Zeylani
Trade Name  Lakooch
Local Name  Thitti-pilavu
Family  Moraceae
Tree Size  Medium
Tree Height ( m )  12 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  65 -
Tree Distribution  Southern moist mixed deciduous and West coast semi-evergreen forests
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Whitish to greyish white
Heartwood Colour  Light yellowish-white to golden-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  640 -
Texture  Coarse
Grain  Straight or interlocked
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Very large to large
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  moderately broad to fine, fairly wide spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green)  499
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  61400
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  808
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  76400
Uses  Building construction; as beams, posts, rafters, door, window frames and scantlings; blackboards; boat oars, dugouts; railway sleepers; furniture and cabinets

College of Forestry - KAU