Arytera macrocarpa Miq.
Canarium mahassan Miq.
Triomma macrocarpa Backer ex K.Heyne
Triomma malaccensis is a tree that can grow up to 60 metres tall. The bole can be 100cm or more in diameter with broad buttresses 1 - 3 metres high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its resin and timber, which are used locally whilst the timber is also exported.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
An emergent tree, frequent in old, rarely in secondary, forests; mostly on dry ground, rarely in permanently inundated places, at elevations up to 150 metres, occasionally ascending to 400 metres[
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Often found on yellow sandy clay soils in the wild[
Signs of regeneration are very scarce, perhaps due to low fruit setting and seedlings seem to be affected by competition. The species regenerates badly in logged over forest[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
A resin obtained from the tree is sometimes used for torches[
The wood is light in weight and rather soft. It is used for indoor 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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