It is a tree with a straight stem, with rough and fissured bark 1.2 mm thick, light brown in color that defoliates into large, thin plates. It has a long, thick taproot that may persist or disappear, but forms numerous strong lateral roots.
It is quite demanding in light and requires well-drained, fertile and deep soils for its development.
Widely planted in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and America, in pure plantations and also in agroforestry combinations.
Unpleasant odor, with a characteristic oily fragrance when freshly cut and accentuated when moistened or heated.
When the wood is freshly cut, the heartwood is olive-green in color, but turns a golden-brown color when dry. The sapwood is yellowish to white in color and abruptly separated from the heartwood.
Its texture is an accentuated grain, produced by the growth rings.
It has good durability, with a duration in outdoor use of 10 to 15 years.
The heartwood is resistant to attack by drywood termites. It is also moderately resistant to subterranean termites and very durable in the soil.
It has natural oils, these oils make it resistant to termites and fungi.
Teak heartwood is difficult to treat with preservatives, while sapwood responds best to treatment.
Inglaterra: Teak Genuine.
Estados Unidos: Teak
Germany: Java Teak.
Indonesia: Jati, Deleg Y Kulidawa
Laos y Tailandia: Sak Y Mai-Sak
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