Kokoona lanceolata Ridl.
Kokoona scortechinii King
Lophopetalum dubium M.A.Lawson
Lophopetalum littoralis Ridl.
Lophopetalum maingayi Ridl.
Solenospermum littorale Loes
Kokoona littoralis is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 45 metres tall. The bole can be up to 75cm in diameter, with small buttresses[
]. Occasionally the tree only grows to around 6 metres tall, with a thin bole around 2cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and sometimes traded internationally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Primary dryland forest; at elevations up to 600 metres, but ascending to 1.500 metres in the Cameron Highlands[
]. Mixed Dipterocarp forest on leached soils, also in heath forest to submontane forest, including limestone, to 1,000 metres in Sabah[
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The bark contains an oil that burns easily. The bark is used as a kindling[
The heartwood is whitish to yellow-brown; it merges gradually into the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is fine but uneven, the grain is interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately hard, very strong, moderately durable and difficult to treat. It is easy to saw and cross-cut; planing is easy, leaving a smooth surface in the tangential direction but slightly rough in the radial direction. The wood, when treated, can be used for heavy construction such as posts, beams, joists, bridges and railway sleepers. Untreated, it is suitable for heavy-duty furniture, parquet flooring, window and door frames[
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