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Useful Tropical Plants

Palaquium ridleyi

King & Gamble

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Palaquium ledermannii K.Krause

Palaquium poilanei Lecomte

Common Name:

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General Information

Palaquium ridleyi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight and cylindrical bole can be up to 90cm in diameter[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
,
900
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods (1)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 8
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1998
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to five lesser known groups of heavy hardwoods from southeast Asia. It is available in PDF format on the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded under the name 'bitis']996].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.

Range

Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea.

Habitat

Peat swamps, freshwater swamps, seasonal swamps and kerangas forests[
899
Title
Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vols 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Soepadmo E.; Saw L.G.; Chung R.C.K. (Editors)
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur.
Year
2002
ISBN
983-2181-27-5
Description
A flora of the woody plants of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, often giving details of plant uses.
,
900
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods (1)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 8
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1998
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to five lesser known groups of heavy hardwoods from southeast Asia. It is available in PDF format on the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is often found in the wild in Kerangas forest - a type of moist, heath forest found on acidic, sandy soils that are low in nutrients, especially nitrogen[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is reddish-brown or chocolate red-brown; it is clearly demarcated from the yellow-brown sapwood, which has a with tinge of grey. The texture is moderately fine and even; the grain straight to shallowly interlocked; the surface slightly lustrous. The wood is very heavy, hard, strong and durable. It is slightly difficult to resaw, cross cut, and plane; planed surfaces are smooth; nailing is poor. The wood is suitable for all forms of heavy construction, bridges, wharves, piers, piling, posts, railway sleepers, parquet flooring and heavy duty flooring[
900
Title
Timber Notes - Heavy Hardwoods (1)
Publication
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 8
Author
Lim S.C.; Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia
Year
1998
ISBN
139-258
Description
Part of an excellent series of publications, this one giving a brief guide to five lesser known groups of heavy hardwoods from southeast Asia. It is available in PDF format on the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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