Intsia bijuga (Colebr.) Kuntze
Kuntze, C.E.O. (1891) Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 192.
Teak; Pacific Teak; Mahogany, Scrub; Johnstone River Teak; Kwila; Scrub Mahogany
Pods flat, about 8.5-23 x 4-8 cm. Seeds flat, about 3 x 2 cm.
Cotyledons +/- orbicular, about 20 mm diam., thick and fleshy, venation not visible. First pair of leaves compound, usually with four leaflets. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves usually with four leaflets, each shortly ovate and unequal-sided, apex acute, base obtuse, glabrous. Seed germination time 12 to 41 days.
This species produces one of the most valuable timbers in SE Asia and the SW Pacific. It is both durable and decorative and can be used in a large number of different situations.
Wood specific gravity 0.86. Cause et al. (1989).