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H. G. Richter, K. Gembruch, G. Koch

Dyera costulata (Miq.) Hook.f. (Jelutong)

Nomenclature. Family: APOCYNACEAE. Other trade relevant species: Additional species: Dyera polyphylla. Further trade and local names: yeluu-tong, luu-tong (MY); jelutung (ID); teen-pet daeng (TH). Code according to DIN EN 13556: DYCS. Internal code: JEL.

CITES(EU) status of protection. Not protected.

Geographic distribution. Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indomalesia.

Growth rings, colour, grain, etc. Growth ring boundaries indistinct or absent. Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey; without streaks. Sapwood similar to heartwood colour. Wood light weight and soft (0,3–0,5 g/cm3). Interlocked grain absent.

Hardwood vs softwood. Vessels (pores) present (= hardwood).

Vessels (pores). Wood diffuse-porous. Vessels (pores) arranged in no specific pattern, or a radial pattern; in multiples; commonly in short (2–3 vessels) radial rows, or in radial rows of 4 or more. Vessels medium to large (90–140–160 µm); very few to few (3–10). Tyloses absent. Other deposits in heartwood vessels (pores) absent.

Axial parenchyma. Axial parenchyma present; not banded. Other macroscopically visible types of axial parenchyma: diffuse-in-aggregates (in numerous narrow strings between rays).

Rays. Rays narrow. Large rays commonly less than 1 mm high.

Resin canals. Normal resin canals absent.

Included phloem. Included phloem absent.

Physical and chemical tests. Heartwood not fluorescent. Water extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Ethanol extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Froth test negative. Splinter burns to partial ash; colour of ash white to grey.

Additional information. • jel.jpg. Dyera costulata (Jelutong). Transverse section ca. 10x. Wood surface, natural size.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Richter, H.G., Gembruch, K., and Koch, G. 2014 onwards. CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish. Version: 16th May 2014. delta-intkey.com’.

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