Grewia antidesmifolia King
Grewia elmeri (Merr.) P.S.Ashton
Microcos creaghii Ridl.
Microcos elmeri Merr.
Common Name: Chenderai
Microcos antidesmifolia is a tree that can grow up to 27 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and as a source of wood. The wood is sometimes traded[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia (where it is only in Borneo).
A sub-canopy tree in undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp forests; mostly along rivers and streams and on hillsides with clay to sandy soils; at elevations up to 900 metres[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit is a yellow-orange drupe about 12mm long[
The heartwood is pale brown, becoming grey-brown upon exposure; it is not well defined from the paler coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse and even; the grain is straight or interlocked; there is a vague ‘silver-grain’ figure on quarter-sawn material. The wood is moderately hard to hard. It is suitable for light to medium purposes under cover; these uses include veneer and plywood, tool handles, general utility furniture, flooring, cladding, wooden pallets, mouldings and possibly sport equipments[
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