Terap

Terap

 

Scientific Name:

Artocarpus spp. and Parartocarpus spp. (Family: Moraceae)  

General Description:

Light Hardwood. Major species include Artocarpus altilis, A. elasticus, A. lowii, A. odoratissima, A. scortechinii, A. tamaran, A. teysmannii, Parartocarpus bracteatus and P. venenosus. Also known as Terap (Brunei); Kulu (Fiji); Aini and Chaplash (India); Pudu, Terap, Teureup and Upas (Indonesia); Taung-peinne (Myanmar); Antipolo and Malanangka (Philippines); Asina (Samoa Islands); and Hom, Ka-ok and Mai Hom (Thailand).  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 400-560 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: yellow to light yellow-brown, occasionally, a dark brown heartwood with an orange tinge is developed, in which case, the sapwood is distinct
  • Sapwood: generally not differentiated from the heartwood
 

Spot Characters:

  • texture is moderately coarse to coarse
  • nailing property is rated as good
  • specimens of Artocarpus and Parartocarpuswere found to be attacked by dry wood termites, pin-hole beetles and blue stain fungal infestation.
 

Utilisation:

The timber is suitable for light construction, posts, beams, joists, rafters, flooring, plywood, packing boxes and crates, wooden pallets (expendable type), non-striking tool handles, pattern making, panelling, mouldings and furniture.