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Useful Tropical Plants

Parashorea smythiesii

Wyatt-Sm. ex P.S.Ashton

Dipterocarpaceae

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General Information

Parashorea smythiesii is an evergreen tree with a dense, dome-shaped crown; it can grow up to 55 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 120cm 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.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also exported.

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
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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 - Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia; it is endemic to the island of Borneo.

Habitat

Locally frequent in mixed and occasionally upper dipterocarp forests on clay soils, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height45.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is light brown, darkening upon exposure to light; it is not clearly demarcated from the 6 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable, being moderately resistant to fungi but susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. It seasons slowly with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools, but they need to be kept sharp in order to reduce the risk of tearing and to obtain a good finish; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as light carpentry, interior panelling and joinery, flooring, furniture components, boxes and crates, veneer etc[
848
Title
Tropix 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tropix.cirad.fr/en
Publisher
CIRAD
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line guide to the timbers of 245 species of trees.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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