Roupala attenuata Jack
Roupala racemosa Roxb. ex Meisn.
Helicia attenuata is often just a shrub 1 - 5 metres tall, though it can also become a tree up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be up to 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Found in primary and secondary rain-forest, growing by streams, on hill slopes or mountain ridges; mainly in the montane zone from 650 - 1,700 metres, but sometimes descending to the lowland or ascending up to 2,650 metres[
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Found in the wild on a range of soils[
The wood is whitish to light brown. It is not very durable if exposed to all sorts of weathers. It is used in house construction[
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