Altingia angustifolia H.T.Chang
Altingia takhtajanensis Thai Van Trung & Lie Viet Lok.
Altingia siamensis is a tree growing from 7 - 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and essential oil.
E. Asia - Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand.
Humid forests at elevations of 1,000 - 1,200 metres in China[
]. Primary and secondary forests in Vietnam, where it is often found in deep soils along streams, at elevations below 700 metres[
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Requires a sunny position[
A resin is found in the bark and wood. An essential oil obtained from this resin is used in the perfume industry[
The wood is resistant to termites and insects[
]. It is used for construction, ship and boat building[
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