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Useful Tropical Plants

Cynometra malaccensis

Meeuwen

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Cynometra malaccensis
Trunk and canopy
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Cynometra malaccensis Cynometra malaccensis

General Information

Cynometra malaccensis is a tree growing 20 - 40 metres tall.
The wood is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
1510
Title
A revision of four genera of the tribe Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae-Cynometreae in Indomalesia and the Pacific
Publication
Blumea Vol 18, No 1 1970, pp 1-52
Author
M.S. Knaap-van Meeuwen
Publisher
 
Year
1970
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - India, Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Common in the lowlands and hills at elevations up to 600 metres; sometimes locally abundant[
384
Title
Strategies for the Sustaibable Use and Management of Timber Trees - SE Asia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/pdf/SEAsia_2007_V2.pdf
Publisher
UNEP; Cambridge, UK.
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
A draft document in PDF format, available on the Internet. It gives brief details on habitat, uses etc of over 100 species of trees from SE Aia.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
661
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods II (Kekatong, Keranji, Merbau, Penaga, Resak)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 12
Author
Choo K.T.; Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.
Website
http://info.frim.gov.my/cfdocs/infocenter/booksonline/index.cfm?menu=ttb
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1999
ISBN
139-258
Description
The properties of several Maleysian timbers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood is used for interior construction, door and window frames, heavy-duty flooring and interior trim. When treated it is suitable for heavy outdoor construction, poles, posts, beams, railway sleepers, fenders and for boat and ship building. The wood is also suitable for tool handles, toys and novelties[
384
Title
Strategies for the Sustaibable Use and Management of Timber Trees - SE Asia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/pdf/SEAsia_2007_V2.pdf
Publisher
UNEP; Cambridge, UK.
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
A draft document in PDF format, available on the Internet. It gives brief details on habitat, uses etc of over 100 species of trees from SE Aia.
,
661
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods II (Kekatong, Keranji, Merbau, Penaga, Resak)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 12
Author
Choo K.T.; Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.
Website
http://info.frim.gov.my/cfdocs/infocenter/booksonline/index.cfm?menu=ttb
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1999
ISBN
139-258
Description
The properties of several Maleysian timbers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The wood yields good quality charcoal[
384
Title
Strategies for the Sustaibable Use and Management of Timber Trees - SE Asia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/timber/workshops/pdf/SEAsia_2007_V2.pdf
Publisher
UNEP; Cambridge, UK.
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
A draft document in PDF format, available on the Internet. It gives brief details on habitat, uses etc of over 100 species of trees from SE Aia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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