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Common Name(s): Pericopsis, Nedun

Scientific Name: Pericopsis mooniana

Distribution: Southeast Asia and Oceania

Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 48 lbs/ft3 (770 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .61, .77

Janka Hardness: 1,460 lbf (6,490 N)

Modulus of Rupture: 17,640 lbf/in2 (121.7 MPa)

Elastic Modulus: 2,166,000 lbf/in2 (14.94 GPa)

Crushing Strength: 9,460 lbf/in2 (65.2 MPa)

Shrinkage: Radial: ~4%, Tangential: ~8%, Volumetric: ~11%, T/R Ratio: ~2

Color/Appearance: No data available.

Grain/Texture: No data available.

Rot Resistance: No data available.

Workability: No data available.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Pericopsis; however, another wood species in the Pericopsis genus (Afrormosia) has been reported to cause a number of allergic reactions. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Pricing/Availability: No data available.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.

Common Uses: No data available.

Comments: No data available.

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