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Useful Tropical Plants

Vatica mangachapoi

Blanco

Dipterocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

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

Common Name:

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General Information

Vatica mangachapoi is a tall, slender tree. The bole is up to 70cm in diameter[
721
Title
Commercial Woods of the Philippines; Their Preparation and Uses
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 14
Author
Schneider E.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla.
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume looks at the preparation and uses of the commercial woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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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)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines.

Habitat

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[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
721
Title
Commercial Woods of the Philippines; Their Preparation and Uses
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 14
Author
Schneider E.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla.
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume looks at the preparation and uses of the commercial woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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890
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 22
Publication
 
Author
Merrill E.D. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Science; Manila,
Year
1923
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, rather dated but containing some good information on the woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Propagation

Seed -

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