Anisoptera mangachapoi (Blanco) DC.
Mocanera mangachapoi (Blanco) Blanco
Pteranthera sinensis Blume
Shorea mangachapoi (Blanco) Blume
Vatica apteranthera Blanco
Vatica hainanensis H.T.Chang & L.C.Wang
Vatica mangachapoi is a tall, slender tree. The bole is up to 70cm in diameter[
The wood is valued as a high class construction timber. It is commonly harvested from the wild for local use and for trade.
The subpopulation in China has been drastically reduced by logging and forest conversion. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines.
Common, becoming gregarious, especially on dry ridges at elevations to 800 metres in the more seasonal parts of its range; it is confined to Heath forest on podsols and shallow peats below 400 metres near the coast in Bornea[
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The heartwood is a pale yellow when fresh, turning brown on exposure, often with small, indistinct dull greenish brown streaks and mottlings; it is clearly demarcated from the 3 - 10cm wide band of straw coloured sapwood that generally stains to light gray or brown in drying. The texture is very fine and dense; the grain straight or slightly crossed, showing little or no ribbon when quarter-sawn; silver grain fine and inconspicuous. The wood is hard to very hard; heavy to very heavy; the heartwood is very durable, though the sapwood is very susceptible to attacks of both fungi and insects. It seasons well, warping and splitting less than the yacals (Hopea spp). The wood is hard to saw and shape but, on account of its fine and straight grain, it is fairly easy to obtain a fine surface. It is used for a wide variety of purposes including all high-grade permanent construction except salt water piling; posts, beams, joists and rafters; bridges, wharfs, ship framing and decks; flooring; hubs, spokes, felloes, axles, poles etc; ax, peavy and cant-hook handles, capstan bars, levers of all kinds; tool handles; cabinetwork; railroad ties; paving blocks[
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