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Timber from the tree, Adina cardifolia, native to India and Thailand. Haldu is an important commercial timber in India where it is used for furniture, turnery, brush backs and toy making. The yellowish wood has a straight grain and silky texture. It is moderately resistant to fungi and is slightly susceptible to borer beetle damage.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Adina cardifolia; kwao; edú (Port.)

Density 40 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965 Comment: Adina cordifolia
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "India." Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 Nov. 2004 . Adina cardifolia