Artocarpus peduncularis Kurz
Artocarpus teysmannii is a very large, evergreen tree that can grow up to 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 80cm in diameter with buttresses up to 200cm high[
The tree is exploited from the wild locally for its timber[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
]. Evergreen forests, often in swampy ground, at elevations up to 300 metres[
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In general, species in this genus prefer a deep, well-drained soil; young plants need some shade, but need increasing light levels as they mature[
A latex is obtained from the plant[
The wood is used by local people for ship building[
]. The wood is a source of the timber 'terap'[
We have no more specific information for this species, but the general description of terap timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is yellow to pale brown; it is usually not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse to coarse and even; the grain is interlocked. The wood is non-durable under tropical conditions. It seasons fairly slowly, with high shrinkage and slight bowing, cupping and checking. It is generally easy to work; saws well; planes easily but leaves a rough finish on radial surfaces; bores and turns easily, but leaves a rough finish;nailing property is good; can be peeled satisfactorily and is suitable for plywood production. Locally, the wood is used for light construction, for making boxes, crates, wooden pallets and veneer. The wood is sometimes nicely figured and therefore is suitable for decorative purposes like furniture, joinery and panelling[
Seed - best extracted from ripe fruits and sown immediately as they cannot withstand desiccation and lose viability within a few week[
]. There is no period of dormancy, the seed usually germinating immediately[
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