Tristania littoralis Merr.
Tristaniopsis littoralis is an evergreen tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for the commercial use of its wood.
Endemic to the Philippines, rates of habitat loss through logging and shifting cultivation have led to considerable population declines of this species[
]. It is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Dry land at the back of mangrove swamps, and on low ridges running back from the edge of the swamp.
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The wood is hard and very durable.
We have no more specific information for this species, but the heartwood of trees in this genus is generally pink brown, gray brown, red brown, or dark red; the sapwood is pink or red brown, lighter than the heartwood, but not always sharply demarcated. The texture is medium to fine; grain interlocked, sometimes wavy; somewhat lustrous; without characteristic odour or taste[
]. The wood is generally difficult to saw and machine because of high density, cutters may dull rapidly; it dresses to a smooth surface; turns excellently[
]. The heartwood is generally reported to be resistant to attack by decay fungi and termites[
]. It is used for flooring, pallets, heavy construction, specialty items (pulleys, rollers, bearings, sheaves, tool handles)[
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