Canarium aemulans Lauterb.
Canarium lineistipula (K.Schum. & Lauterb.) H.J.Lam
Canarium longiflorum Zipp. ex Miq.
Canarium nigrum Roxb.
Canarium rostratum Zipp. ex Blume
Marignia acutifolia DC.
Canarium acutifolium is a tree that usually grows up to 20 metres tall, though specimens to 40 metres have been recorded. The straight, cylindrical bole can be unbranched for more than half its height; it is 20 - 90cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 3 metres high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its resin and wood.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea.
Dense, primary forest, also in the more open, secondary formations; especially along forest-edges, river-banks and in clearings; mostly on wet (sometimes temporarily inundated) clayey soil; at elevations up to 200 metres, occasionally to 700 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The resin, though abundant, seems to be of little importance; it is used for lighting purposes and for caulking boats[
The wood is rather soft to very hard, tough, but easily splitting[
]. It is suitable for use in light construction.
Seed - we have no specific information for this species but seeds of this genus generally have a hard seed coat and germinate erratically. Filing away some of the seed coat to allow moisture to enter more readily, without damaging the seed, will encourage a faster and more even germination[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.