BACKWOOD SPECIES

August, 09

ALBIZIA



ALBIZIA ( Albezia Chinensis ) is commonly known as “Silk Plants” or “Silk Trees” or “Sirises”. It is wood species that is important for forage, timber and medicinal plants.

ALBIZIA

Commonly known as “Silk Plants” or “Silk Trees” or “Sirises”. The trees grow rapidly up to 40m high. It is wood species that is important for forage, timber and medicinal plants. Many are also cultivated as ornamentals for their flowery outlook. The continuous lines and hues of Albizia strike a sense of classical to contemporary styling for the interior.  Interestingly, the generic name honors the Italian nobleman, Filippo Degli Albizzi who introduced Albizia to Europe in the mid-18th century.


WOOD SPECIES DETAILS

NAME
Albizia

BOTANICAL NAME
Albizia Procera

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
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WOOD FAMILY
Mimosaceae/ Leguminosae 

DISTRIBUTION
Java, Sulawesi Selatan, Timor, Sumba, Maluku

TREE CHARACTER
The tree can reach from 20-30m in height and diameter can reach up to 100cm.

COLOUR
Heartwood is golden brown with frequently bands of lighter and darker colour wood. Colour tends to darker by age.

WOOD TEXTURE
Grain is deeply interlock and grains are coarse texture with good natural luster.

ROT RESISTANCE
A moderate weathering characteristic and poor resistant to termite and bugs attack.

DRY WEIGHT
600 – 700kg/m3

JANKA HARDNESS
5920 Nm

BRINELL HARDNESS
4.2 N/mm²

MODULUS OF RUPTURE
94.7 MPa

MODULUS OF ELASTIC
12660 MPa

CRUSHING STRENGTH
57.8 MPa

WORKABILITY
Very hard to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE
Furniture, flooring, decking, veneers and carvings.


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