Other names: Assamela, Kokrodua, Obang, Ole, Bohala, Mohole

Botanical name: Pericopsis elata

Density: Green 1,050 - 1,2000 kg/m3

     Seasoned 770 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Very Durable

Grain: Straigh / occasionally Interlocked

Texture: Fine / Medium

Heartwood: Yellow - brown darkening on exposure - dark veins

Sapwood: Clearly distinguishable pale yellow - brown

Sawing: Easy (Slight / moderate blunting effect)

Drying: Slow

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain (in some cases)

Wood bending: Moderate

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good pre-boring necessary

Finishing: Good

End uses: Interior & exterior joinery,Decorative veneer, Boat building