Scientific Name:

Cynometra spp.  

General Description:

Kekatong is the product of Cynometra elmeri, C.iripa, C.malaccensis, C.mirabilis and C.ramiflora. The timber seasons moderately slowly without degrade except for some end-checking.  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 880-1155 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: red brown or claret-red in colour and is attractively steaked with lighter coloured layers and often has a small brown black corewood.
  • Sapwood: not well defined

 Spot Characters:

  • the grain is fairly straight or only shallowly interlocked
  • texture is moderately fine and even