red lauan

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Philippine mahogany, red lauan, white lauan

The wood of trees of several genera found in the Philippines; not a true mahogany, but resembles true mahogany in grain; density ranges from very light to quite heavy; whitish-yellow to pink, brown, or dark red in color; the heavier, darker woods are generally durable and quite strong and are used like true mahogany; the lighter-weight, colored woods are used for interior carpentry, plywood, and general construction.
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The light red woods also are known around the world by the names perawan, meranti bunga, light red lauan, lanan, almon and mayapis.
2nd Lieutenant Jan Michael Jamelarin and a team of soldiers set up a dragnet along the road after receiving information about the transported logs, and managed to confiscate 300 board feet of Red Lauan, six motorcycles and an Isuzu Elf truck along Sitio Buasao in Sapang Bulac village.
Dipterocarp are mainly tropical lowland forest trees such as the apitong, bagtikan, red lauan, mayapis and malaanonang.