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Paldao Qtd Fig Tech Sheet
Paldao Qtd Plain Tech Sheet


At first glance, paldao resembles American black walnut. This enormous tree is most often found along streams and marshy soils in Indonesia and the Philippines. Paldao grows with a remarkable buttress encircling the lower trunk creating 40’ diameter growths which remote tribes believed held sprits. This is a beautiful veneer: a grey-brown background streaked with highly decorative dark stripes. Flat cut wood produces a cathedral pattern; quarter cut wood has a stripy contrast and is often finely figured.


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Paldao Qtd Plain
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Paldao Qtd Fig

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Dracontomelum Dao

Other Names: 

  • Dao
  • Lamio
  • Pal Dao
  • Sengkulang
  • Ulandug
  • Guinea Wood
  • Oriental Wood
  • New Guinea walnut

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