Meranti Bakau

Meranti Bakau


Scientific Name:

Shorea uliginosa  

General Description:

Meranti Bakau is the product of a single species S.uliginosa, although sometimes a timber derived from S.platycarpa cannot be confidently separated from Meranti Bakau.  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 595-755 kg/m3
  • Hearwood: light pink to ligh red-brown
  • Sapwood: distinct from the heartwood

Spot Characters:

  • The timber seasons fairly rapidly with moderate cupping, bowing and twist as the main sources of degrade.
  • Grain is interlocked. Texture is rather coarse but even.