Apocynaceae - The Dogbane Family
Jelutong Bukit, Jelutong Burit, Jelutong Paya
Interior Use Only
Carving, Interior Trim, Millwork, Model Making, Mouldings, Pattern Making
Jelutong grows in both Malaysia and Indonesia.
The sapwood and heartwood are not easily distinguishable. Both are creamy white or pale yellow at time of cutting, and they darken with exposure to a straw yellow. The grain is usually straight, with a fine even texture. The longitudinal surface of the wood is marked by latex passages that occur at regular intervals about every three feet, therefore many uses of the wood are for shorter projects.
Jelutong trees are often tapped, similar to Sugar Maple trees here in the United States, except they are tapped for latex. The results in the wood are dark stain marks close to the tap holes.