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Tree Data
The mature trees are reported to be usually tall, with long, clear and straight trunks. They reach heights of 150 to 200 feet (45 to 60 m) and are often 36 to 72 inches (90 to 180 cm) in diameter.



Sapwood Color

The sapwood is of the same color as the heartwood, but is lighter and usually has a grayish tinge.

Heartwood Color
The heartwood varies from pale pink to dark red.

The grain is typically interlocked.


The wood has a coarse texture.

The surface of the timber is reported to be slightly lustrous to lustrous.

The wood has no characteristic odor or taste.

Movement in Service
Seasoned wood is reported to be dimensionally stable, and holds its shape well in service.

Natural Durability
The natural durability of the heartwood is reported to vary from poor to moderate. The sapwood is susceptible to attack by powder-post beetle. Resistance to Impregnation The heartwood is reported to be resistant to very resistant to preservative treatment. The sapwood is fairly permeable.

Resin Content
The wood usually contains resin streaks and oil.

Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 7427 10638 psi
Crushing Strength (Perp.) 350 360 psi
Max. Crushing Strength 3992 6100 psi
Static Bending (FSPL) 4640 6330 psi
Impact Strength 22 23 inches
Stiffness 1650 1970 1000 psi
Work to Maximum Load 6 7 in-lbs/in3
Hardness 539 lbs
Shearing Strength 970 psi
Toughness 216 in-lbs
Specific Gravity 0.46 0.53
Weight 48 35 lbs/cu.ft.
Density (Air-dry) 32 lbs/cu.ft.
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD) 5 %
Tangential Shrink. (G->OD 9 %
Volumetric Shrink. (G->OD 14 %


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