Anisoptera aurea is a tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 160cm in diameter[
The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for its wood.
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Mixed dipterocarp forests, especially on ridges, at elevations up to 600 metres[
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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[
The wood is suitable for general construction, interior finish, ship planking, wooden tanks, tight cooperage and for veneer and plywood[
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[
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