Dryobalanops oiocarpa Sloot
Dryobalanops beccarii is a large, evergreen tree with a large, globose crown[
The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for its timber, known as kapur, which is used locally and also exported.
The tree has been classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia.
Locally abundant on leached sandy soils, sometimes in periodically inundated areas or along streams at elevations below 700 metres[
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The heartwood is reddish brown to pinkish brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 - 8cm wide band of whitish to yellowish brown sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or interlocked; there is a strong camphor-like smell when freshly cut. The wood is moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; moderately durable, being resistant to fungi and dry wood borers, and moderately resistant to termites. It seasons slowly with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is stable in sevice. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; it splits easily; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct, though resin exudation can cause problems. It is used for a wide range of applications including house construction, bridges, boards, heavy carpentry, joinery, panelling, turnery, tool handles and household utensils, boxes and crates[
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