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General Description
 
Tree & Wood Descriptions for: Adina cordifolia
 

Product Sources

It is currently unknown whether lumber from this species is available from sustainably managed or other environmentally friendly sources.


Tree Data

The tree is described as large and may reach a height of 100 feet (30 m), with a trunk diameter of 48 to 60 inches (120 and 150 cm). Boles are straight and fluted, and occasionally buttressed.


Sapwood Color

The wide sapwood is yellowish-white in color and is not clearly demarcated from the heartwood.


Heartwood Color

Freshly-cut heartwood is yellow but darkens to pale yellowish-or reddish-brown upon exposure.


Grain

The grain is typically straight, but may be interlocked or spiral.


Texture

Texture is very fine to fine, and even.


Luster

The wood is lustrous.


Odor

There is no characteristic odor or taste.


Movement in Service

Dimensional stability is reported to be very low, and the material tends to move significantly in use.


Natural Durability

Heartwood resistance to decay is reported to vary from fair to poor.


Resistance to Acids

The material is reported to be acid-resistant and can potentially be used for sauna baths, laboratory bench tops, etc.


Weathering

The timber is reported to have moderate resistance to the harmfuls effects of the weather.


Strength Properties

The bending strength of air-dried wood of the species is similar to that of Teak, which is considered to be strong. Compression strength parallel to grain in the air-dry condition is high. Teak, White oak, and Hard maple have high crushing strength. Hardness is rated as medium. It resists denting and marring about as well as white oak or birch. It is heavy. The wood is high in density.