timber which is known as White Meranti in Peninsular Malaysia
and Sarawak, and as Melapi in Sabah, is from the Anthoshorea
group of Shorea. The major species are S.bracteolata, S.agami,
S.assamica, S.dealbata, S.henryana, S.lamellata, S.resinosa and
S.roxburghii. The timber in general seasons well.
General description of the wood:- Sapwood is white and is moderately well differentiated
from the heartwood, which is almost white when fresh and becoming light yellow-brown
on exposure. The grain is usually shallowly interlocked or occasionally deeply
interlocked. Texture is moderately coarse and even.