Croixia quercifolia (de Vriese) Baehni
Dichopsis argentata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Isonandra argentata Teijsm. & Binn.
Isonandra macrophylla de Vriese
Isonandra quercifolia de Vriese
Palaquium argentatum (Teijsm. & Binn.) Pierre ex Burck
Palaquium macrophyllum (de Vriese) Pierre ex Dubard
Sideroxylon macrophyllum (de Vriese) Burck
Palaquium quercifolium is a tree that can grow up to 36 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 93cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded under the name 'Nyatoh'.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
A mid-canopy tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests; usually on hillsides with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone; at elevations up to 400 metres[
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The timber is locally used for for making parang sheaths[
We do not have any 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[
The wood is used for fuel[
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