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