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Useful Tropical Plants

Tetramerista glabra

Miq.

Tetrameristaceae

+ Synonyms

Tetramerista crassifolia Hallier

Tetramerista montana Hallier

Common Name:

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General Information

Tetramerista glabra is a tree that can grow up to 37 metres tall. The bole can be up to 110cm in diameter, fluted near the base, with small, steep buttresses and sometimes with stilt roots[
359
Title
Trees of Sungai Wain
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/Sungaiwain/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with factsheets on almost 1,000 species of forest trees growing at Sungai Wain in Indonesia. Each factsheet has good quality pictures plus basic information on the ecology and uses of the plants.
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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.
].
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 - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

A mid-canopy tree in undisturbed mangrove, (peat)-swamp, mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests, growing in alluvial sites and along rivers with sandy to clay soils; at elevations up to 500 metrs[
359
Title
Trees of Sungai Wain
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/Sungaiwain/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with factsheets on almost 1,000 species of forest trees growing at Sungai Wain in Indonesia. Each factsheet has good quality pictures plus basic information on the ecology and uses of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height28.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Young trees coppice freely[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is light yellow to light brown, often with pink glints and the presence of red and white deposits in the pores; it is not clearly demarcated from the 4 - 7cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or slightly interlocked, sometimes oblique; lustre is low]; the unseasoned wood has an unpleasant aroma. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable having a moderate resistance to fungi but susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. It seasons fairly quickly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools, though there is a slight gumming of sawteeth due to resin; planed surfaces tend to be fibrous and require careful sanding; Filling can be necessary in order to obtain a good finish; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring, especially for thinner material; gluing is correct. The wood is used for flooring, furniture components, joinery, interior panelling, boxes and crates etc[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
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848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
]. The wood is used for fencing, planks, posts[
359
Title
Trees of Sungai Wain
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/Sungaiwain/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with factsheets on almost 1,000 species of forest trees growing at Sungai Wain in Indonesia. Each factsheet has good quality pictures plus basic information on the ecology and uses of the plants.
].
The wood is used for fuel[
359
Title
Trees of Sungai Wain
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/Sungaiwain/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site with factsheets on almost 1,000 species of forest trees growing at Sungai Wain in Indonesia. Each factsheet has good quality pictures plus basic information on the ecology and uses of the plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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