Scientific Name:

Terminalia spp.  

General Description:

Ketapang is the product of a few species of Terminalia, principally T.bellerica, T.calamansanai, T.catappa, T.citrina ,T.copelandii,  T.foetidissima, T.phellocarpa amd T.subspathulata. The timber seasons fairly to moderately slowly with almost no degrade except for some minor insect attacks.  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 385-850 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: light brown in T.citrina and T.copelandii, yellow in T.subspathulata and red brown in T.catappa
  • Sapwood: poorly defined from the heartwood

Spot Characters:

  • Grain is interlocked, often deeply interlocked and texture is moderately fine and even in T.citrina and moderately coarse in others