LINGGUA (Petrocarpus Indicus) is also known as Amboyna, the name is derived from Ambon Island, Indonesia.
It is one of the most sought after wood and one of the most expensive of all burls.
Also known as Amboyna, the name is derived from Ambon Island, Indonesia. It is one of the most sought after wood and one of the most expensive of all burls. From red to gold to brown, the straight to soothingly gentle curls of Linggua have never failed to mystify the eye. Also frequently sold as veneer or as small turning/craft blanks. The reddishness of the heartwood specified as “Red Linggua” and “Golden Linggua” for the lighter yellowish hues immortalizes the nature of this wood.
WOOD SPECIES DETAILS
Pterocarpus indicus Wild
NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Narra (Philippines, USA); Amboyna, Manilapadauk (UK, USA); Amboine (France, German); amboina (Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherland, German); sandalo royo indico (Spain); sena (Malaysia); angsana (Sabah); vitali (Philippines)
Jawa, Sulawesi Selatan, Timor, Sumba
The tree can reach from10-30m in height and diameter can reach up to 150cm.
Heartwood tends to be vary from a golden yellow to reddish brown. Pale yellow sapwood clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Grain can be interlock and sometimes wavy.. Texture is medium coarse to rough, uneven texture but good natural luster.
A good weathering characteristic and very durable regarding decaying. Resistant to termite and powder beetle attack.
570 – 700kg/m3
MODULUS OF RUPTURE
MODULUS OF ELASTIC
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.
Furniture, flooring, veneers, plywood and carvings.