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Useful Tropical Plants

Heritiera albiflora

(Ridl.) Kosterm.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Tarrietia albiflora Ridl.

Common Name:

Heritiera albiflora

General Information

Heritiera albiflora is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 17 metres; up to 40cm in diameter; with thin buttresses up to 450cm high and 130cm out from the trunk[
1029
Title
A Monograph of the Genus Heritiera, Aiton, (Sterculariaceae).
Publication
Reinwardtia Vol. 4, Part 4, pp 465 - 583
Author
Kostermans A.J.G.H.
Publisher
Herbarium Bogoriense, Indonesia.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
Somewhat dated, but an excellent monograph of the genus Heritiera. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is a source of 'mengkulang' timber and is commonly harvested from the wild for both local use and export.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1029
Title
A Monograph of the Genus Heritiera, Aiton, (Sterculariaceae).
Publication
Reinwardtia Vol. 4, Part 4, pp 465 - 583
Author
Kostermans A.J.G.H.
Publisher
Herbarium Bogoriense, Indonesia.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
Somewhat dated, but an excellent monograph of the genus Heritiera. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Borneo

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark red-brown; it is not always clearly demarcated from the 1 - 3cm wide band of yellow to pink sapwood. The texture is slightly to moderately coarse but even; the grain straight to shallowly interlocked. The wood is strong; moderately hard; non-durable in exposed positions, though easy to treat with preservatives; subject to attack by Lyctus beetles. It seasons fairly rapidly, shrinkage is high and there can be slight cupping, end and surface checking. It is difficult to saw; slightly difficult to plane, but it can produce a smooth finish; nailing properties are good. The wood is used for flooring, interior finishing, furniture, panelling, general planking, plywood manufacture and glue-lamination[
996
Title
A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers
Publication
Malayan Forest Records No. 30
Author
Wong T.M.
Website
http://Elaeocarpaceae
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-29-1
Description
A fairly comprehensive guide to Malaysian timbers, giving their properties and the main tree species from which they are obtained.
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1029
Title
A Monograph of the Genus Heritiera, Aiton, (Sterculariaceae).
Publication
Reinwardtia Vol. 4, Part 4, pp 465 - 583
Author
Kostermans A.J.G.H.
Publisher
Herbarium Bogoriense, Indonesia.
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
Somewhat dated, but an excellent monograph of the genus Heritiera. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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