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Hopea mindanensis

Foxw.

Dipterocarpaceae

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General Information

Hopea mindanensis is a mediun-sized evergreen tree[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The tree is harvested from the wild mainly for local use of its good quality construction timber.
There is a lack of clear information for this species and it may already be extinct, though it is currently classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Lowland evergreen forest[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Conservation StatusCritically Endangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish brown with concentric greenish zones which turn nearly black with age; the thin band of sapwood is grayish white and subject to sap stain. The texture is fine to medium; the grain fairly straight. The wood is very hard; very heavy; durable. It is used locally for structural timber, railroad ties, bridge construction, and other purposes where a strong and durable wood is required[
890
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 22
Publication
 
Author
Merrill E.D. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Science; Manila,
Year
1923
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, rather dated but containing some good information on the woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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