Bayur 

Bayur 

 

Scientific Name:

Pterospermum spp. (Family: Sterculiaceae)  

General Description:

Light Hardwood. Major species include P. diversifolium, P. jackianum, P. javanicum and P. subpeltatum. Also known as Hathipaila and Mayene (India); Badjo, Bajoe, Bajur Sulawesi, Banjoro, Bayur, Bodja, Medang lintah and Roembei (Indonesia); Taungpetwun (Myanmar); Bayok and Kulatingan (Philippines); and Welang (Sri Lanka).  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 385-705 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: light red-brown and darkens to brown on exposure
  • Sapwood: creamy white to light yellow-brown and merges gradually into the heartwood 
 

Spot Characters:

  • non-durable under exposed conditions but would be moderately durable under cover
  • easily treated with preservatives
  • texture is moderately fine to slightly coarse and even with straight or shallowly interlocked grain
 

Utilisation:

The timber is suitable for temporary light construction, flooring, cladding, planking, joinery, cabinet making, interior finishing, panelling, mouldings, tool handles for non-impact purposes, furniture, joists and staircase (apron lining, baluster, balustrade, carriage, handrail, riser, stringer, sprandrel framing, tread, bullnose, round end and winder).