Kokoona ochracea is an evergreen tree that can grow from 20 - 40 metres tall. The bole can be 20 - 50cm in diameter, occasionally with buttresses up to 3 metres high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and sometimes traded internationally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Philippines
Scattered in mixed Dipterocarp forest at low elevations[
]. Found throughout the forest from alluvial to hillsides and ridges, occasionally also on limestone, at elevations up to 800 metres[
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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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