|CHARACTERISTICS OF TREE
Scientific Name : Tectona grandis.
Family : Verbenaceae.
Unified Name : Teak
Growing areal: It grows in the Indian peninsula, Laos, Vietnam and in the whole southern Asia. Precious the quality coming from Myanmar, ex Burma.
Environment: It grows in forests and natural vegetation of mixed deciduous lowlands and hills.
Trunk; logs and tissues: The shape of the trunks is regular, with a height of 40-45 m. and diameter at breast height, reaching 110-120 cm. The woody tissues contain silica and extractive oils. Having noted the great variability of Teak, the properties listed, refer to plants coming from Java and Burma.
WOOD APPEARANCE TO THE NAKED EYE
Texture: on average thin
Fiber: mostly straight
Grain: Evident and marked
Colour: light yellow sapwood and heartwood brown-chocolate that becomes golden. Can be also greenish or brownish-greyish.
Drawing: Variegated with evident, irregular and wavy stripes with wide flames.