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.
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)[
Southeast Asia - peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
An understorey or canopy tree in lowland forests, growing in freshwater swamps and on the banks of sluggish rivers[
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A plant of moist tropical lowlands.
The wood is hard, somewhat durable. It is used locally for house posts and other minor construction[
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[
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