Common Name(s): Jurasan (Indonesia); Jumkejuk (Indonesia); Siamena (Indonesia); New Guinea basswood (Papua New Guinea); Sendonk-sendok (Indonesia); Terbulan (Sarawak); Sendonk-sendok (Malaysia); Gubas (Philippines); Bakota (India); Endospermum-sasa (Solomon Islands); Hongopo (Solomon Islands) cheesewood, white milkwood
Scientific Name: Endospemum Medullosum
Distribution: Southeast Asia and Oceania
Janka Hardness: 420
Color/Appearance: The color is uniformly cream to light yellowish-brown, turning reddish-brown with age. The wood has a high and silky luster.
Grain/Texture: Grain straight to shallowly interlocked, slightly wavy or spiral. Texture coarse but even; wood fissile and with some lustre.
Workability: This species is easy to machine, planning operations are rather easy. This wood is easy to nail. Gluing behavior is reportedly good.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, or reported by the IUCN RED LIST.
Common Uses: Furniture, Cabinets, Plywood, Veneer, Turning, Packing, Containers, Truck Bodies, Truck Flooring, Musical Instruments, Handicrafts, Shoes, Matches, Moldings