Anisoptera costata. Drawing of the leaves and flowers. Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 3: t. () [E. Delpy]. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: It is a tree up to 65 m tall. Foliage: Its alternate, stalked leaves have leathery leaf blades that are oblong to drop-shaped, 6 Anisoptera costata Korth. – DIPTEROCARPACEAE. Synonym: Anisoptera oblongaDyer. Shorea nervosa Kurz Anisoptera cochinchinensis Pierre Anisoptera.
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It is a large to very large tree up to 50 m tall. The bole is cylindrical and branchless for up to 35 m and up to cm in diameter, with few buttresses of up to 4 m high and spreading out up to 2. A large tree of semi-evergreen dipterocarp, evergreen and humid lowland forest, which occurs on premium land for conversion to agriculture. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or more large. Vessels per mm2 5 to Larger rays more than 4 seriate.
Fibers with distinctly bordered pits. The sapwood is from light yellow to pale orange yellow when fresh and often can only be distinguished by blue stain.
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The heartwood darkens to light golden brown. The natural durability ranges from moderate to perishable. It is rapidly attacked if unprotected.
This timber is reported to have a negligible silica content.
Silica contents over 0. The sapwood is treatable, the heartwood may be moderately resistant to very resistant to impregnation.
Seasoning is reported as good. Risk of slight checking or twisting. The cutting resistance can be reduced by using correct saw profiles and specially hardened saw teeth. Stellite tipped saws are necessary. Scientific Name Synonyms Anisoptera minadanensis Foxw. Botanical Description It is a large to very large tree up to 50 m tall. Natural Habitat A large tree of semi-evergreen dipterocarp, evergreen and humid lowland forest, which occurs on premium land for conversion to agriculture.
Odor It has resinous odor when fresh, but without characteristic taste or odor when dry. Color The sapwood is from light yellow to pale orange yellow when fresh and often can only be distinguished by blue stain. Grain It is not always straight, occasional mild spiral growth.
Texture The texture is medium coarse with tyloses. Natural Durability The natural durability ranges from moderate to perishable.
Silica Content Silica Content: Resistance To Impregnation The sapwood is treatable, the heartwood may be moderately resistant to very resistant to impregnation. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O.
Drying Defects Ease of Drying: Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Sawing The cutting resistance can be reduced by using correct saw profiles and specially hardened saw teeth. Rotary Veneer Cutting Peeling yields good quality veneer, although the veneer dries slowly and with slight buckling. Anisootera Veneer Peeling yields good quality veneer, although the veneer dries slowly and with slight buckling. Blunting Effect It has a severe blunting effect on the cutting tools. Machining It is easy to work, but if it interlocked grain is present sharp cutters are essential.
Anisoptera costata – Useful Tropical Plants
Planing The planed surface is smooth when sharp tools are used. Boring Boring of this species is reported to be easy. Nailing Nailing properties are good. Gluing It has a good behavior in gluing. Sanding Wood of this species is easy to sand.
MERSAWA (Anisoptera costata)
Finishing Wood of this species is easy to finish. Polishing Wood of this species is easy to polish. General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Beams 11 – Prospect: Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods. Frames 16 – Woods of the World. Furniture Cabinets 21 – Tropical timbers of the world.
Containers 50 – Properties of imported tropical woods. Cooperage 51 – Recopilacion de propiedades mecanicas de maderas creciendo en Chile.
Truck Body 53 – Timbers of the New World.
Identification of Tropical Woods. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas. Coffin 78 – Amazonian Timbers for the International Market.