Cynometra bijuga auct.
Cynometra bijuga mimosoides (Baker) Merr.
Cynometra mimosoides (Baker) Prain
Cynometra ramiflora Britton
Cynometra ramiflora bijuga (Miq.) Benth.
Cynometra ramiflora mimosoides Baker
Cynometra iripa is a shrub or small tree, growing 3 - 8 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally.
Although widespread and locally common, the species is threatened by the destruction of the mangrove swamps in which it often grows. It has been classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, to New Guinea, Australia and Micronesia.
Mangrove swamps, littoral scrub, on or near the beach, but also found in the hills at elevations up to 500 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
The heartwood is dark red; not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The corewood in older branches is brown-black or chocolate. The surface is not lustrous; texture is moderately fine and even, the grain spiral or shallowly interlocked. The wood is heavy and moderately durable. It is difficult to resaw and cross-cut; planing is easy to slightly difficult and planed surfaces are moderately smooth; poor nailing property[
]. The wood is suitable for heavy and medium duty construction under cover, flooring and railway sleepers when treated[
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