Indian Laurel

Indian Laurel

Indian Laurel, Terminalia tomentosa, is an Asian species also known as Derda, India Walnut, Indiawood, and Ixora. A large tree growing to heights of 140 ft. with possible diameters of 3 ft., it weighs 40 pounds per cubic foot on average. Indian Laurel is a medium density wood that takes a nice high gloss finish. It is typically used for veneers but other uses include: boxes, turned articles, and high end cabinetry. The tree produces lumber of two different colors like the Limba tree from Equatorial Africa. The upper section of the tree is straw colored and is usually marketed under the name Chuglam. The lower trunk has color and is named silver-grey wood.

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