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Tree Data
The tree grows to a height of about 100 feet (30 m), with a trunk diameter of about 24 inches (60 cm). It sometimes reaches a height of about 150 feet (45 m), with a trunk diameter of 60 inches (150 cm).

Stems are straight and cylindrical, and are usually clear of branches to 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 m).


Sapwood Color
The clearly defined sapwood is yellow brown in color with a pink or orange tinge.

Heartwood Color

The heartwood is deep red, red brown, pink brown or orange red in color.

The grain is typically interlocked. Concentric irregular bands of parenchyma cells imparts an attractive figure to the wood.


The texture is described as uneven and is coarse to moderately coarse.

The wood is lustrous.

The wood has no distinctive odor or taste.

Natural Durability
The heartwood is reported to have very little or no reistance to attack by decay causing organisms, termites and marine borers. Resistance to Impregnation Heartwood treatability is rated as fair, while the sapwood is treatable.

Strength Properties
The bending strength of air-dried wood of the species is similar to that of Teak, which is considered to be strong. Maximum crushing strength, or compression strength parallel to grain, is high. Some familiar species with high crushing strength parallel to grain include Hard maple, Teak, and White oak. Hardness is rated as medium. It resists denting and marring about as well as white oak or birch. The weight is high. The wood has high density.

Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 8975 13477 psi
Max. Crushing Strength 4422 7902 psi
Impact Strength 29 24 inches
Stiffness 1285 1592 1000 psi
Hardness 1475 lbs
Toughness 110 in-lbs
Specific Gravity 0.53 0.63
Weight 51 40 lbs/cu.ft.
Density (Air-dry) 40 lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD) 5 %
Tangential Shrink. (G->OD 7 %
Volumetric Shrink. (G->OD 13 %


Crown-Wood is a division of Crown-Holdings bvba, a registered company in Belgium active in the import/export & trading of all kinds of Tropical & Exotic Hardwoods (from South-East Asia, West Africa and South-America). 

Crown-Holdings bvba

Crown-Holdings bvba has the following divisions:

Contact details

a division of Crown-Holdings bvba

Baillet Latourlei 98
2930 Brasschaat

E-mail: info@crown-wood.be
Telephone: +32 3 480 10 14
Fax: +32 3 605 48 53