Bassia cuneata Blume
Dichopsis cuneata (Blume) Fern.-Vill.
Illipe cuneata (Blume) Engl.
Isonandra cuneata (Blume) Baehni
Kakosmanthus cuneatus (Blume) Pierre ex Dubard
Palaquium cuneatum (Blume) Vidal
Vidoricum cuneatum (Blume) Kuntze
Madhuca cuneata is an evergreen tree. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
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The heartwood is light red to dull reddish brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 2 - 5cm wide band of pale red sapwood. The texture is fine and smooth; the grain straight or slightly crossed, sometimes with a regular wave forming a diagonal ribbon in radial sections. The wood is soft to moderately hard; light to moderately heavy; durability is low, but the wood is seldom attacked by beetles. It seasons very well. The wood is very easy to work; it takes an almost glossy finish under sharp tools. The wood is a favourite for making cheap cigar boxes; also, on account of its cheapness, ease of working and freedom from warping and attacks of beetles, it is a favorite among Filipino and Chinese cabinetworkers for the bottoms and sides of drawers, shelves and backs of sideboards, dressers, wardrobes, etc[
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