is the product of a single species, Kommpassia malaccensis. Kempas
timber produced in Sarawak and Sabah is usually of higher density.
The timber seasons fairly slowly with very little defect except
for insect attacks in the sapwood. The defects in this wood include
occasional brittle heart and zones of included phloem which,
when present, may give rise to serious splitting during seasoning.
Sapwood is very perishable.
General description of the wood:- Sapwood is well-defined and yellow in colour.
Heartwood is pinkish when fresh and darkening to a bright orange-red or deep
brown. The grain is interlocked, often very interlocked. The texture is coarse