Syringa (Melia azedarach)

 
 
 
 

Syringa (Melia azedarach)

 

Family - Meliaceae
Distribution - Australia, Burma, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka.
Common Names: Aleli, Alilaila, Anesita, Bakain, Bakayan, Bead tree, Belile, Bere, Bevu, Bitan, Bois rouge, Cape lilac, Chein, Chinaberry lilaila, Chinatree, Cinamomo, Cinnamomo, Dakain, Darachik, Deknoi, Denkan, Drek, Embora, Flor de paraiso, Geringging, Hoop tree, Hutchu bevu, Indian lilac, Jacinto, Jempinis, Kachein, Kemel, Lamoa, Lelah, Lemua, Mallay vembu, Mementi, Menga, Mera, Mindi, Nim wood, Paraiso, Paternoster boom, Pejri, Persian lilac, Tamaga, Tamaya, Taraka vepa, Thamaya, Turaka vepa, Vembu, Yerri vepa
Characteristics: The sapwood is greyish white and the heartwood is a light red to russet brown. The wood is lustrous, has a straight grain and a coarse and uneven texture. It is soft and light and weighs 580 kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Easy to work and machine.
Uses: Cabinet making, furniture, turnery.

 
 
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