| || Resistance of Some Timbers of Andaman Islands Against Marine Borer Attack at Five Ports of India
Author : Kalyanasundaram, N.;Ganti, S.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:25(1) ; 1975 ; pp 41-43
Subject : 58 Botany
Keywords : Pterocarpus dalbergeioides;Lagerstroemia hypoleuca;Pyinma
Abstract : Six species of structural timbers grown in Andaman area have been examined for natural resistance to marine wood boring organisms at Bombay, Cochin, Goa, Visakhapatnam and Port Blair. Pterocarpus dalbergeioides(Andaman padauk), has been found to be one of the most suitable timbers comparable with teak in performance. Lagerstroemia hypoleuca(Pyinma), has shown a prolonged life and high degree of durability particularly at Bombay. Some important mechanical properties of these timbers have been compared with that of teak so that they may by considered as substitutes.