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Useful Tropical Plants

Parashorea tomentella

(Symington) Meijer

Dipterocarpaceae

+ Synonyms

Parashorea malaanonan tomentella Symington

Common Name:

Parashorea tomentella
Looking up the trunk into the canopy
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General Information

Parashorea tomentella is an evergreen tree with a dense, dome-shaped crown; it can grow up to 65 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 30 metres, up to 200cm in diameter with large buttresses[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
,
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.
].

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
,
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, Indonesia; endemic to the island of Borneo.

Habitat

Locally abundant in mixed dipterocarp forests on fertile clay soils, growing on undulating land and alluvium, at elevations up to 200 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
Height55.00 m

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pinkish-white to light yellow or light brown, with pink shades, there are more or less frequent white lines from resin canals; it is not clearly demarcated from the 2 - 7cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain interlocked; there is no characteristic odour or taste. The wood is light to moderately heavy; soft to moderately hard; not very durable having a small resistance to fungi but susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. It dries at a normal rate with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools, though these need to be kept sharp in order to reduce the risk of tearing and the tendency to woolliness; the interlocked grain produces a broad stripe figure on quartersawn wood; filling is recommended in order 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, furniture components, boxes and crates, formwork, veneer etc[
316
Title
Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Publication
 
Author
Chudnoff. Martin.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin.
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.
,
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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