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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium ridleyi

King & Gamble

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Palaquium ledermannii K.Krause

Palaquium poilanei Lecomte

Common Name:

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General Information

Palaquium ridleyi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight and cylindrical bole can be up to 90cm in diameter[
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.
,
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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.

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 - Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea.

Habitat

Peat swamps, freshwater swamps, seasonal swamps and kerangas forests[
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.
,
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is often found in the wild in Kerangas forest - a type of moist, heath forest found on acidic, sandy soils that are low in nutrients, especially nitrogen[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish-brown or chocolate red-brown; it is clearly demarcated from the yellow-brown sapwood, which has a with 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. 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, parquet flooring and heavy duty flooring[
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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