Brewstera crenata M.Roem.
Gordonia peduncularis Wall.
Hypericinea dentata Wall.
Hypericum lucidum Wall. ex Steud.
Macarisia icosandra Planch. ex Hook.f.
Pierotia lucida Blume
Leaves and developing fruits
Photograph by: loupok
Ixonanthes icosandra is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with a dense, conical crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight bole sometimes has short stilt roots; it can be up to 130cm in diameter, but is often much less, and is usually buttressed[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood - the wood is also sometimes traded.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Dense primary forest and the more open, secondary formations; growing on slopes and ridges at elevations up to 900 metres[
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Leaves and roots are used in traditional medicine[
The bark is a source of tannins. They are mainly used for toughening and preserving ropes and fishing nets[
The heartwood is brown with a slight purple-grey tinge; it is not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain is deeply interlocked or spiral; there is a stripe figure on radial surfaces; parenchyma bands may simulate growth rings figures on tangential surfaces. The wood is very hard and heavy, but is considered of little value as it is not durable and is liable to split. It is suitable for medium to heavy construction under cover, other uses include door and window frames, handles of tools, flooring boards, plus furniture and staircase components[
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