Lagerstroemia hypoleuca is a large but slow-growing, deciduous tree.
The trees are valued or their timber and are often felled for this purpose.
E. Asia - Andaman Islands.
A canopy tree in moister, upper mixed forests, usually found in low ground on sandy soils[
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The red wood is hard, durable and seldom attacked by white ants[
]. It swells when wet and so is unsuitable for boat building[
]. It is used for general carpentry work, flooring, spokes and felloes of wheels etc[
]. After steeping in oil, the wood is used for shingles and posts[
We have no more specific information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description of wood from this genus:-
The heartwood is light red to reddish brown, darkening on exposure; the sapwood is light yellow brown to greyish white, rather wide[
]. The grain is usually straight; texture moderately fine to rather coarse; rather lustrous; without distinctive odour or taste. It is generally classified as moderately durable and somewhat resistant to termites, although the sapwood is liable to powder-post beetle attack. It saws and works well; finishes to a smooth surface; and takes a good polish. It is used for making furniture, interior joinery, boatbuilding, general construction, parquet flooring and panelling[
Seed - usually germinates freely[
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