Dakua Salu Salu

Common Name(s): Dakua salusalu, ndakua salusalu, salu-salu (Fiji); Dakua (Vanuatu), ailumu and ngapiru (Solomon Islands)

Scientific Name: Decussocarpus vitiensis

Distribution: Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu

Janka Hardness: 440

Color/Appearance: The color of Salusalu ranges from pale brown to golden orange-brown and has a fine even texture.

Workability: Fine texture and low density enable the timber to be sawn, planed and turned with ease. Chipping out may occur and nail holding capacity is relatively low.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Uses: Dakua salusalu is used for interior finishing, moldings, window frames, veneer, furniture and cabinets, and other decorative end uses.