Parashorea poilanei Tardieu
Shorea cinerea C.E.C.Fisch.
Shorea stellata (Kurz) Dyer
Parashorea stellata is an evergreen tree with a globose crown; it can grow 25 - 40 metres tall. The cylindrical bole is usually straight, but sometimes slightly twisted. It has irregular buttresses that sometimes run along the ground[
The trees are harvested from the wild for their timber, which is used locally and also traded.
The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.
Frequent in lowland and hill evergreen dipterocarp forests in seasonal areas, especially in valleys, at elevations up to 650 metres[
]. In mixed and open degraded forests on poor soil at elevations from 300 - 800 metres[
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered
|Other Uses Rating||
A slow-growing tree[
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[
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