Scientific Name:

All species of Myristicaceae  

General Description:

Penarahan is the product of numerous species of the family Myristicaceae, mainly from the genera Gymnacranthera, Horsfieldia, Knema and Myristica.  

Timber Description:

  • Density: .370-770 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: light yellow-brown, brown with occasional pink tinge and dark red-purple stripes. A blood-red core is found in some species.
  • Sapwood: poor defined from the heartwood

Spot Characters:

  • seasons fairly slowly with slight cupping, bowing, end-checks, splitting and insect attacks as the main sources of degrade.
  • the grain is straight and texture rather fine to slightly coarse and even.