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Useful Tropical Plants

Madhuca utilis

(Ridl.) H.J.Lam

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Isonandra utilis (Ridl.) Baehni

Madhuca stenophylla H.J.Lam

Payena utilis Ridl.

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General Information

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[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of oil and wood. The wood is also traded[
900
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods (1)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 8
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1998
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to five lesser known groups of heavy hardwoods from southeast Asia. It is available in PDF format on the Internet.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Dense, lowland primary forest, also in swampy forest[
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Properties

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HabitTree
Height40.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

An oil is obtained from the seed[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
303
Title
World Agroforesty Centre
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online database of a huge range of trees giving very good information on each plant - its uses, ecology, identity, propagation, pests etc.
,
900
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods (1)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 8
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1998
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to five lesser known groups of heavy hardwoods from southeast Asia. It is available in PDF format on the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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