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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium beccarianum

(Pierre) P.Royen

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Croixia beccariana Pierre

Croixia borneensis Pierre ex Dubard

Palaquium ferox H.J.Lam

Planchonella beccarianum (Pierre) Dubard

Planchonella pierreana Dubard

Sideroxylon beccarianum (Pierre) Merr.

Sideroxylon pierreanum (Dubard) Merr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Palaquium beccarianum is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 63cm in diameter[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
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0
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded under the name 'Nyatoh'.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia; but only on the Island of Borneo.

Habitat

A mid-canopy tree, growing in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests; growing on alluvial sites, hillsides and ridges; usually on sandy soils, but also on limestone and ultramafic; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used[
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Title
Plants of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.asianplant.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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We do not have any more specific information on the wood of this species, but it belongs to a group of timbers collectively called 'Nyatoh'. The general description of nyatoh wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is a dark pink to a red-brown; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 - 9cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy. The wood is light in weight, soft to moderately hard; somewhat durable, being resistant to dry wood borers, moderately resistant to fungi but susceptible to termites. It seasons somewhat slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is stable in service. There is a very variable content of silica according to the species, but in general the wood has a high blunting effect so stellite-tipped and tungsten-carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct. The wood has a range of applications, including for highclass furniture and cabinet making, panelling, joinery, flooring, light carpentry, turnery, moulding and veneer[
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Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
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Propagation

Seed -

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