This species is very close to Santiria griffithii and sterile specimens are very difficult to tell apart[
Canarium planchonii King
Canarium rubiginosum (Blume) Miq.
Santiria havilandii Ridl.
Santiria lamprocarpa Laut.
Santiria minimiflora Ridl.
Santiria planchonii Benn.
Santiria rubiginosa is a tree usually growing up to 30 metres tall, occasionally to 45 metres. The buttressed bole can be 65cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is a source of 'kedondong' timber, and is used locally and also exported.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea.
A mid-canopy tree in undisturbed forests at elevations up to 900 metres. Usually in freshwater swamps, peat swamps, and keranga forests, but also found in mixed dipterocarp forest[
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The wood is used in general construction[
This species is one of the sources of kedondong timber, which is obtained from several species in the family Burseraceae[
]. We do not have a specific description of the wood for this species, but the general description of kedondong wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is generally a light brown; it is not sharply demarcated from the 3 - 5cm wide band of lighter-coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain is interlocked to wavy; the surface is lustrous. The wood is light in weight; moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons somewhat slowly with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; it is moderately easy to slightly difficult to plane; finishes smooth to rough; can be easy to very difficult to bore; slightly difficult to difficult to turn; nailing and screwing properties are good; gluing is correct. The wood is suitable for internal use as a general utility timber for planking, cladding, plywood, flooring, furniture, packing cases, pallets and general carpentry work[
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