Syzygium ridleyi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood. The wood is of minor commercial importance, traded as 'kelat'[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia.
Moist and non-seasonal, dense, evergreen forests at elevations from 30 - 200 metres[
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A plant of lowland areas in the moist tropics, where it is found in areas with year-round rainfall at elevations up to 200 metres[
We have no specific information on edibility for the fruit of this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible[
The wood is used for heavy and light construction, house construction, furniture, flooring, bridges, ships, sleepers, veneer and plywood[
We do not have any more specific information for the wood of this species, but it belongs to a group of timbers trees collectively known as 'kelat'. The general description of kelat timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is a golden brown, greyish brown or brown, with pink or purplish glints; it is not clearly demarcated from the 1 - 4cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy or irregular; there are resin deposits. The wood is heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and termites, but susceptible to dry wood borers. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It works well with ordinary tools, nailing and screwing are good so long as the wood is pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for musical instruments, tool handles, furniture components, ship building, heavy carpentry, flooring, joinery etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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