Natural durability of fifty species of Indian timber in Goa waters against marine wood-borers

IRG/WP 4150

L N Santhakumaran, S Udaya Bhaskar, J C Jain

Results of the investigations on the natural durabilitv of fifty species of Indian timber, based on data collected bv exposing test panels at Betim near Panaji (Goa) continuously for a period of 11 months are presented. The study revealed that none of the timber species tested has any natural resistance at this locality and all the panels were completely destroyed within 11 months. Details on the comparative durability of some of the timber species in different localities, based on reports of previous workers, are included, together with comments on factors affecting the life of a timber in marine environments.


Keywords: INDIA; MARINE BORERS; LYRODUS PEDICELLATUS; MARTESIA STRIATA; MARINE TESTS; NAUSITORA HEDLEYI; NATURAL DURABILITY; INDIAN TIMBERS; SEA-WATER

Conference: 89-05-22/26 Lappeenranta, Finland


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