Terminalia complanata is an evergreen tree with a large, spreading, umbrella-shaped crown; it can grow from 20 - 55 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 31 metres, around 75cm in diameter and usually with buttresses[
]. The tree can become shortly deciduous in dry seasons[
The tree is a major exported timber in New Guinea, where it is commonly harvested from the wild.
Australasia - northeastern Australia, New Guinea to the Solomon Islands.
A canopy or emergent tree in rain-forests, at elevations up to 1,400 metres. It is sometimes dominant in riverine swamp-forest[
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A yellow dye is obtained from the wood[
The wood is yellow[
]. It is tough and fibrous[
]. A major timber species in New Guinea, it is used for flooring, light construction, interior finishing, mouldings, veneeretc[
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