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Useful Tropical Plants

Vatica pauciflora

(Korth.) Blume

Dipterocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Elaeogene sumatrana Miq.

Pachynocarpus ruminatus Brandis

Pachynocarpus wallichii King

Retinodendron pauciflorum Korth.

Vatica forbesiana Burck

Vatica kelsalli Ridl.

Vatica lamponga Burck

Vatica ovalifolia Ridl.

Vatica ruminata Burck

Vatica sumatrana Slooten

Vatica wallichii Dyer

Vatica zollingeriana DC.

Common Name:

Vatica pauciflora
Drawing of the leaves and flowersq
Photograph by: Blume, C.L., Museum botanicum Lugduno-Batavum, vol. 2: p. 5, t. 7 (1856)
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General Information

Vatica pauciflora is a small to medium-sized tree.
The wood is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use.
The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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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


Range

Southeast Asia - peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

An understorey or canopy tree in lowland forests, growing in freshwater swamps and on the banks of sluggish rivers[
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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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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
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Properties

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

Cultivation Details

A plant of moist tropical lowlands.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is hard, somewhat durable. It is used locally for house posts and other minor construction[
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
].
We have no more information on the wood of this species. However, the following is a general description of the wood for members of this genus;-
The heartwood is yellowish when fresh, turning light to deep red-brown upon exposure; it is generally not sharply demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is rather fine and even; the grain straight or shallowly interlocked; not lustrous; there is no distinctive taste or odour when dry. The heartwood, particularly that of the denser species, is rated as durable to very durable; with a good resistance to termites. It is generally reported to air season slowly, but with some warp and checking. Philippine species are reported to dry well with little degrade. The wood is said to be difficult to saw because of clogging due to gummy resins, otherwise it machines well to a smooth finish; turns well. The wood is used for purposes such as turnery, heavy construction, mining timbers, railroad crossties, boat construction; it is also suggested for flooring, interior joinery, and cabinetwork[
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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Propagation

Seed -

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