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Gmelina (Gmelina arborea) is also known as Yemane or Gumhar in Burma, Vietnam and Malaysia, where it grows into trees about 30 m high. The fast-growing tree is now widespread throughout Southeast Asia, and is also planted in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The light heartwood (dry 600 - 800 kg/m3) is moderately durable, brown-yellow to light yellow, hardly separated from the lighter sapwood. In its traditional growing areas, the wood is used for every conceivable purpose, from doors, windows, furniture and flooring to woodturning and musical instruments, it is a true all-purpose wood. Because of these good properties, it is now planted in large plantations almost everywhere in the world where suitable growing conditions prevail.