Gonystylus consanguineus is a tree; it can grow from 16 - 41 metres tall. The bole can be 55cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a source of 'ramin' timber, which is used locally and also exported[
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
The fruits are used as a fish poison[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
An upper canopy tree in primary rainforests and old secondary formations, at elevations up to 400 metres[
]. It is mostly found on hillsides with sandy soils, and also on limestone[
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Found mainly on sandy soils, and sometimes on limestone, in the wild[
A source of ramin timber[
]. We do not have any more detailed information for this species, but the general description of ramin timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is a creamy white to light yellow; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked; the unseasoned wood has an unpleasant aroma. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; not durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons somewhat slowly, with a high risk of checking but only a slight risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately to poorly stable in service. The wood can be workd with ordinary tools, though there is a risk of splinters in cross cutting; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood has a wide range of uses including for cabinet making, high class furniture, flooring, turnery, joinery and veneer[
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