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Specie - Balau Red

Balau Red
Other names
bangkirai, benuas, damar laut, simantuk, po├Âti (Indonesia), bangkirai (The Netherlands), yellow balau (Peninsular Malaysia), selangan batu, selangan batu kumus, balau kumus, tekam (North Borneo, Sarawak), gisok, malayakal, yakal (The Philippines), aek, las-tao, chan (Thailand), song-da (Vietnam).
Botanic name
Shorea atrivernosa Sym., S. foxworthyi Sym., S. gisok Foxw., S. glauca King, S. laevis Ridl. (= S. laevifolia (Parijs) Endert), S. maxwelliana (v. Sl. ex Foxw.) Sym., S. spec. div. Sectie: Shorea, Neohopea (Ashton 1983).
Growth area
South East Asia. Mainly supplied from Sabah en Sarawak (Malaysia).
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(700-)930 (-1150) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content.
Moulds 2 (850 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content). Termites D. Balau/bangkirai/selangan batu is also very well resistant against infestation by sour and other chemical substances.
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