Holarrhena daronensis Elmer
Kibatalia daronensis (Elmer) Woodson
Paravallaris maingayi (Hook.f.) Kerr
Vallaris daronensis (Elmer) Merr.
Vallaris maingayi Hook.f.
Kibatalia maingayi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 42 metres tall. The straight bole can be up to 120cm in diameter, sometimes with short buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood, possibly also as a food.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
An upper canopy tree in undisturbed forests, usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy loam soils; at elevations up to 100 metres[
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We have no specific information for this species, but the flowers of plants in this genus are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
The leaves are applied topically in the treatment of an enlarged spleen[
The heartwood is white, it is not differentiated from the sapwood. The texture is fine and even, the grain straight. The wood is soft, light in weight, not very durable and readily attacked by sapstain fungi. The wood is easy to work. It is suitable for small objects such as musical instrumants, picture frames, fixtures, pencil slats, toothpicks, knifw sheaths, polo balls, carving, matches etc[
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