Meranti Bakau is produced mainly in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak
by only one species, S.uliginosa, although sometimes a timber derived
from S.platycarpa cannot be confidently separated from Meranti Bakau.
The timber seasons fairly rapidly with moderate cupping, bowing and
twist as the main sources of degrade.
General description of the wood:- Sapwood is distinct from the heartwood which
is light pink to light red-brown. Grain is interlocked. Texture is rather coarse