The name „Indian apple tree“ is clearly misleading considering the home of this approximately 25 m high deciduous tree. The name stems perhaps from the time, when the European conquerors were of the opinion having discovered the sea route to India.
Knot-free stems of up to 10 m length and 100 cm diameter can actually be found here.
The wood is medium hard and stands out due to its lively colouring between sapwood and heartwood. The reddish- brown shade is markedly criss-crossed by green-black stripes.
The wood is mainly used as veneer for interior work and furniture manufacture.
|Botanical Name||Weinmannia trichosperma|
|Systematology||deciduous tree, hardwood tree, fine pores|