Description: Teak is tall evergreen tree. It has yellowish blonde to reddish brown wood. It attains the height of about 30 meter. The fruit is a drupe. It has bluish to white flowers. It produces the large leaf similar to the tobacco leaf. The bark is whitish gray in colour. It is generally with medium lusture and the oily feel. The upper surface of the tree is rough to touch and the inner surface has hairs. The fruit is enclosed by the bladder like calyx, which is light brown, ribbed and papery.
Teak's high oil content, high tensile strength and tight grain make it particularly suitable where weather resistance is desired. It is used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture and boat decks. It is also used for cutting boards, indoor flooring, counter tops and as a veneer for indoor furnishings. Leaves of the teak wood tree are used in making Pellakai gatti (jackfruit dumpling), where batter is poured into a teak leaf and is steamed. Teak also holds the medicinal value. The bark is bitter tonic and is considered useful in fever. It is also useful in headache and stomach problems. Digestion may be enhanced by the teak wood or bark.
Care: Teak grows
naturally over a wide range of climatic condition, from the very dry (500
mm/year) to the very moist (up to 5,000 mm/year). Under very dry conditions,
the tree is usually stunted and shrubby. Under very moist conditions, the tree
is large and fluted and usually behaves like a semi-evergreen species; the wood
quality is poor in terms of colour, texture and density
- Product Code: PL-teak-tree
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: 279₹