Kokoona scortechinii Steenis
Kokoona ovatolanceolata is an evergreen tree that can grow 35 - 45 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter, with small buttresses up to 1 metre high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and possibly sometimes traded internationally.
Southeast Asia - Borneo (all areas).
Primary forests, primary peat-swamp and sometimes freshwater-swamp forests; at elevations around sea level[
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The bark contains an oil that burns easily. The bark is used as a kindling[
One report says that the timber has no commercial use[
], another says that it is sometimes used commercially[
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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