COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Burma, Indonesia & Malaysia
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Vulnerable. Widely distributed throughout Malaysia and Indonesia although the resource is not large, and worldwide demand high.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Brown, red-brown to dark brown. Vessels can be filled with a yellowish/ white deposit.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellow, clearly defined from heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Bores, carves, glues, moulds, planes, sands and screws with good results. Pre-bore for nailing. Works well with hand tools. Painting and polishing finishes are good.