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Useful Tropical Plants

Anisoptera aurea

Foxw.

Dipterocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Anisoptera aurea is a tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 160cm in diameter[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].
The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Mixed dipterocarp forests, especially on ridges, at elevations up to 600 metres[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height32.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of lowland areas in the moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 600 metres. It is found in areas where there is no dry season[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is suitable for general construction, interior finish, ship planking, wooden tanks, tight cooperage and for veneer and plywood[
701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
].
We do not have any more information on the wood from this species. However, we have a general description of the wood from this genus as follows:-
The heartwood is pale yellow or light yellow-brown, sometimes with a pinkish tinge, darkening on exposure; it is not sharply demarcated from the lighter-coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse; the grain interlocked; not lustrous; there is no distinctive odour or taste when dry; a silica content ranging from 0.24 to 1.37% is reported. The wood is somewhat durable, being generally classified as moderately resistant to attack by decay fungi and not resistant to termites; the sapwood is particularly vulnerable to powder-post beetles and stain. The wood dries very slowly, particularly the core of thick stock, with little degrade. It can be worked to a good finish, but there is considerable dulling of cutters due to the silica content; carbide-tipped tools are suggested. The wood is used for purposes such as veneer and plywood, joinery, furniture components, flooring, light construction[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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