Dipterocarpaceae - The Dipterocarp Family
Bataan, Dark Red Lauan, Dark Red Meranti, Dark Red Philippine Mahogany, Dark Red Seraya, Mayapis, Nemesu, Oba Suluk, Philippine Mahogany, Red Lauan, Red Philippine Mahogany, Tangile
Both Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Doors, Flooring, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Turning
This species grows in most of tropical Asia, especially the Philippines.
The sapwood is light in color with a pink tone and is not clearly demarcated. The heartwood is dark brown to a deep red and can have a purple tint. It can have a white and purple streaks. The grain is typically interlocked, and the texture is often very coarse.