Hippocratea maingayi M.A.Lawson
Lophopetalum reflexum M.A.Lawson
Leaves of a young plant
Photograph by: loupok
Kokoona reflexa is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 50 metres or more tall. The bole can be 90 - 130cm in diameter, sometimes with stout buttresses up to 150cm high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and sometimes traded internationally.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland dryland forests, sometimes at elevations up to around 250 metres. A common plant, but always found in more or less scattered individuals[
]. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils, but also along rivers and on clay soils[
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Usually found on sandy soils in the wild, but also succeeds in clay soils[
The bark contains an oil that burns easily. The bark is used as a kindling[
The heartwood is whitish to yellow-brown; it merges gradually into the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is fine but uneven, the grain is interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately hard, very strong, moderately durable and difficult to treat. It is easy to saw and cross-cut; planing is easy, leaving a smooth surface in the tangential direction but slightly rough in the radial direction. The wood, when treated, can be used for heavy construction such as posts, beams, joists, bridges and railway sleepers. Untreated, it is suitable for heavy-duty furniture, parquet flooring, window and door frames[
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