Madhuca hainanensis is a tree growing from 9 - 30 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and oil-rich seeds[
Overexploitation of the tree for its useful timber, coupled with human-caused degradation of its habitat, has caused considerable population declines[
]. Consequently the tree has been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(1998)[
E. Asia - southern China in Hainan.
Evergreen forest at elevations around 100 metres[
]. A canopy tree of rainforest on the upper part of mountain slopes usually above 600 metres[
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The seeds contain 55% oil[
The timber is used for boats and bridges[
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