Timbers of Kerala

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Scientific Name  Atalantia monophylla (Roxb.) DC.
Trade Name 
Local Name  Mala-narakam, kattu-narakam
Family  Rutaceae
Tree Size  Small
Tree Height ( m )  6 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  20 -
Tree Distribution  Southern dry mixed deciduous forests
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Not distinct
Sapwood Colour  Yellow to yellowish-white
Heartwood Colour  Yellow to yellowish-white
Hardness  Very hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Very heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  895 -
Texture  Fine
Grain  Fairly straight to slightly twisted
Growth Rings  Distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Small to very small
Vessel Arrangement  Solitary or in radial multiples of 2 to 5 or more
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)  833.9
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  103100
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  1158.8
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  136700
Uses  Turnery and carvings; mathematical instruments; penholders; camp furniture

College of Forestry - KAU