Common Name: White Dhup
White dhup is a large evergreen tree.
The tree is exploited from the wild for its timber[
Tropical Asia - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Myanmar and Thailand.
Moist, evergreen forests, usually in hills[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is white and soft[
]. It is used for general carpentry[
The wood is an important source of kedondong timber, used in house construction[
Kedondong timber is obtained from several Canarium species. Its general characteristics are as follows:-
The heartwood is generally a light brown; it is not sharply demarcated from the 3 - 5cm wide band of lighter-coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain is interlocked to wavy; the surface is lustrous. The wood is light in weight; moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons somewhat slowly with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; it is moderately easy to slightly difficult to plane; finishes smooth to rough; can be easy to very difficult to bore; slightly difficult to difficult to turn; nailing and screwing properties are good; gluing is correct. The wood is suitable for internal use as a general utility timber for planking, cladding, plywood, flooring, furniture, packing cases, pallets and general carpentry work[
Seed - we have no specific information for this species but seeds of this genus generally have a hard seed coat and germinate erratically. Filing away some of the seed coat to allow moisture to enter more readily, without damaging the seed, will encourage a faster and more even germination[
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