Pterocymbium stipitatum C.T.White & W.D.Francis
Pterocymbium beccarii is a tree that can grow up to 63 metres tall. Usually buttressed, the straight, cylindrical bole is commonly up to 50cm in diameter, though occasional trees up to 85cm are found. The bole can be unbranched for up to 38 metres[[
The tree is a commercial source of timber, commonly harvested from the forests and exported for plywood and veneer[
]. The tree is also sometimes grown in plantations[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
An emergent tree in rainforest on well drained flats and foothills, mostly on ridges. It sometimes is found on alluvial or swampy soils on the inner edge of mangroves; usually at low elevations, but occasionally up to 750 metres[
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Being a pioneer, the plant needs plenty of light, especially in the seedling stage[
Natural regeneration of this species is generally good. It often suckers vigorously from cut stumps[
Plantations need not be weeded during the first 1 - 3 years and should be thinned 5 and 10 years after planting[
The rotation of Pterocymbium plantations is 30 years or less[
A natural pioneer species within its native range[
A soft, lightweight, pale (cream to straw) coloured timber. Mainly sought after for veneer and plywood manufacture due to its well-formed cyindrical bole which is often large in diameter[
Seed - sow in a sunny position[
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