The TreeTrees can grow to 20-30m, with 3m trunk diameters, it has a greyish bark and buttressed boles.
The TimberThe sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood; the wood is bright yellow with a greenish tinge when freshly cut, turning to a straw colour on exposure. Planed surfaces are lustrous, and may show concentric markings due to occasional layers of darker tissue. The grain is spiral, interlocked, or wavy, and the texture coarse but even. The wood weighs about 528 kg/m3 when dried. Sessendok is not considered durable in Malaysia, but since this reference is concerned more with resistance to termites rather than to decay. it is probably moderately durable when in contact with the ground. The timber is suitable for joinery and light construction.
DryingThe timber dries fairly well, but with a tendency to distort.
Working QualitiesMedium - It is soft, and easy to saw, but the variable grain may give some trouble in planing and moulding. It takes a good polish, but the pores although relatively few in number, are moderately large in size, and filling is required to obtain the best finish.
Latin NameEndospermum malaccense
Also known assendok-sendok, kauvula (Fiji)
TextureMedium to coarse