Size of tree and type of forest/location: A large hardwood of occasional occurrence in the coastal rainforests of eastern Australia, extending to Papua New Guinea, South East Asia and as far as Africa
Description of wood: Heartwood pale to dark red, depending largely on the maturity of the wood. Sapwood very pale pink or yellow and distinctive from the heartwood. Texture rather coarse and uneven due to the ring porous nature of the wood. Grain straight or slightly interlocked.
Dry density kg/m3: 640
Workability: Soft and relatively easy to work but inclined to give a “woolly” cut. Nails and glues well.
Durability: Class 2
Use: Furniture, panelling, decorative veneer, boatbuilding, carving.