Calophyllum procerum A.C.Sm.
Calophyllum ramiflorum O.Schwarz
Calophyllum sil is an evergreen tree with a dense crown; it can grow from 4 - 30 metres tall. The unbuttressed bole can be up to 139cm in diameter[
The wood is harvested from the wild for local use.
The tree is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Australasia - northern Australia to southern New Guinea.
Savannah woodland or riverine gallery forest, rarely in secondary forest, at elevations from near sea level to 215 metres[
]. It can form dense stands in the rainforest when growing close to permanent water[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
Prefers a position in full sun. Tolerant of a range of soil types[
The wood is hard and tough[
]. It is used traditionally to make weapons and larger, dugout canoes[
Seed - germinates within a few weeks when sown fresh[
]. Young seedlings grow away quickly, but later growth is slow[
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