This species is very closely related to Heritiera javanica (Blume) Kosterm.[
Tarrietia borneensis Merr.
Tarrietia unifoliolata Ridl.
Heritiera borneensis is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 45 metres tall. The bole is up to 60cm in diameter, buttresses are either absent or small[
The tree is a source of 'mengkulang' timber and is commonly harvested from the wild for both local use and export.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
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The heartwood is red; it is not always clearly demarcated from the 3cm wide band of white 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[
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