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Heritiera borneensis

(Merr.) Kosterm.

Malvaceae


This species is very closely related to Heritiera javanica (Blume) Kosterm.[
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.
].

+ Synonyms

Tarrietia borneensis Merr.

Tarrietia unifoliolata Ridl.

Common Name:

Heritiera borneensis

General Information

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[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
,
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 - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland forest[
334
Title
Flora of Peninsula Malaysia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tfbc.frim.gov.my
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height28.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
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.
,
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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