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merantiMERANTI

The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Shorea uliginosa (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied include meranti paya (Peninsular Malaysia, in error), meranti tenggelam (Perak) and seraya buaya hantu (Sabah). There is only one species contributing to this timber, viz. Shorea uliginosa, although sometimes a timber derived from the true meranti paya (Shorea platycarpa) cannot be confidently separated from meranti bakau. The sapwood is lighter in colour and is distinct from the heartwood, which is light pink to light red-brown. It is easy to work and produces a moderately smooth surface.  

 

 

 

 

merbau-2MERBAU

The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Intsia spp., principally I. palembanica (Leguminosae). Vernacular names applied include merbau ipil (Peninsular Malaysia) and ipil laut (Sabah) for I. bijuga. Major species include I. bijuga and I. palembanica. The sapwood is pale yellow to light buff and is sharply differentiated from the heartwood, which is yellowish to orange-brown when fresh, darkening to brown or dark red-brown on exposure.Also known as Kwila (Australia); Merbau (Brunei); Krakasprek (Cambodia); Vesi (Fiji); Besi kesia, Ipil, Kayu besi and Merbau (Indonesia); Tat-takun (Myanmar); Komu (New Caledonia); Bendora and Kwila (Papua New Guinea); Ipil, Ipil laut and Malaipil (Philippines); Ifilele (Samoa Islands); Lumpha, Lumphor thale, Lum-por and Maka-mong (Thailand); and Gonuo (Vietnam).

 

 

  

mersawaMERSAWA

The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Anisoptera spp. (Dipterocarpaceae). The common vernacular names applied include kijal (Terengganu), loh (Pahang), medang sawa (Peninsular Malaysia), mersawa (Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak). Major species include A. costata, A. curtisii, A. grossivenia, A. laevis, A. marginata, A. megistocarpa and A. scaphula. The sapwood is not sharply defined from the heartwood, which is light to dark yellow and darkens on exposure. It is difficult to resaw and cross-cut and have a dulling effect on the cutters, due to the presence of silica. The timber is difficult to plan but the surface produced is smooth. 

 

 

 

 

 

kerungKERUING

The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Dipterocarpus spp. (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied include keruing (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak) with various epithets, as well as other localised names which are too numerous to list here.The timber of some species is easy to work, while that of others is moderately easy and some species are classified as slightly difficult. Planing is easy to slightly difficult and the finish is generally smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

balau-woodBALAU

The Standard Malaysian Name for the heavy, red to red-brown timbers of the genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied are too many to be listed here except for the more common ones, viz. balau laut merah (Peninsular Malaysia), balau merah (Peninsular Malaysia), damar laut merah (Peninsular Malaysia), membatu (Peninsular Malaysia), red selangan batu (Sabah and Sarawak), selangan batu merah (Sabah and Sarawak), semayur (Sarawak), seraya (Peninsular Malaysia) and seraya batu (Peninsular Malaysia). Major species include S. collina, S. guiso, S. inaequilateris, S. kunstleri and S. ochrophloia. The sapwood is pink, purple-brown or grey-brown and is fairly distinct from the heartwood, which is light to deep red-brown. Also known as Selangan merah (Brunei); Balau merah and Gisok (Indonesia); Mai si khao (Laos); Guijo (Philippines); Chan, Lantan and Teng-tani (Thailand); and Chai (Vietnam).

 

 

tualangTUALANG

The Standard Malaysian Name for the heavy, red to red-brown timbers of the genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae). The Standard Malaysian Name for the heavy, red to red-brown timbers of the genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied are too many to be listed here except for the more common ones, viz. balau laut merah (Peninsular Malaysia), balau merah (Peninsular Malaysia), damar laut merah (Peninsular Malaysia), membatu (Peninsular Malaysia), red selangan batu (Sabah and Sarawak), selangan batu merah (Sabah and Sarawak), semayur (Sarawak), seraya (Peninsular Malaysia) and seraya batu (Peninsular Malaysia). Major species include S. collina, S. guiso, S. inaequilateris, S. kunstleri and S. ochrophloia. The sapwood is pink, purple-brown or grey-brown and is fairly distinct from the heartwood, which is light to deep red-brown. Also known as Selangan merah (Brunei); Balau merah and Gisok (Indonesia); Mai si khao (Laos); Guijo (Philippines); Chan, Lantan and Teng-tani (Thailand); and Chai (Vietnam).

 

 

resakRESAK

The Standard Malaysian Name for the tree and timber of Cotylelobium spp. and Vatica spp. (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied include resak (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak) with various epithets, balau (Peninsular Malaysia) in error, damar keluang (Pahang), jenuong (Johor) and keruing babi (Peninsular Malaysia).The timber is suitable for all forms of heavy construction, bridges, piling, marine construction, beams, posts, joists, pallets (permanent heavy duty), door and window frames and sills.