This species is closely related to Heritiera longipetiolata Kanchira, and may not be distinct[
Heritiera novoguineensis is an evergreen tree with a widely-spreading crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The crown is up to 60cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Australasia - New Guinea.
Areas subject to inundation with fresh water[
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The heartwood is pink to red; it is clearly demarcated from the 5cm wide band of pale straw coloured sapwood. The wood of mature trees is fairly hard to cut. The wood has a reputation for durability and is used locally in construction[
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