Isonandra utilis (Ridl.) Baehni
Madhuca stenophylla H.J.Lam
Payena utilis Ridl.
Madhuca utilis is a tree that can grow up to 50 metres tall. The bole is up to 100cm in diameter, with buttresses up to 2 metres high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of oil and wood. The wood is also traded[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Dense, lowland primary forest, also in swampy forest[
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An oil is obtained from the seed[
]. It is used in cooking[
The heartwood is reddish-brown or chocolate red-brown, often with a purplish tinge; it is clearly demarcated from the yellow-brown sapwood, which has a tinge of grey. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain straight to shallowly interlocked; the surface slightly lustrous. The wood is very heavy, hard, strong and durable, but susceptible to marine borers. It is slightly difficult to resaw, cross cut, and plane; planed surfaces are smooth; nailing is poor. The wood is suitable for all forms of heavy construction, bridges, wharves, piers, piling, posts, railway sleepers, turnery, parquet flooring and heavy duty flooring[
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