Afzelia acuminata (Merr.) Harms
Afzelia borneensis Harms
Eperua rhomboidea Blanco
Intsia acuminata Merr.
Intsia rhomboidea (Blanco) Kuntze
Pahudia acuminata Merr.
Pahudia borneensis (Harms) Merr.
Pahudia rhomboidea (Blanco) Prain
Common Name: Tindalo
Afzelia rhomboidea is a tree that usually grows 25 - 30 metres tall, exceptionally to 36 metres. The bole can be 40 - 80cm in diameter, occasionally to 120cm; buttresses up to 2 metres tall, 1 - 2.5 metres wide and 8cm thick are sometimes present[
The timber is regarded as very valuable locally, especially in the Philippines where stocks have been greatly reduced. It is probably still in trade there[
Exploitation of this species has been very considerable in the Philippines. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Scattered on low hills and ridges and sites that are temporarily inundated with freshwater; in primary rain forests at low and medium elevations up to 350 metres[
]. Edges of the dipterocarp forests
and near the coast in the Philippines[
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Sometimes found on limestone or sandstone in the wild[
A slow-growing species[
The bark of most species in this genus is a source of tannins[
The heartwood is yellowish-red, becoming very dark with age; the sapwood is creamy white. The wood is hard, heavy (it sinks in water) and durable, it does not warp in service and takes a high gloss finish[
]. It widely used in local crafts and in high grade construction, cabinet and furniture work[
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