This species is closely related to Sindora beccariana and Sindora velutina; some botanists believe that they actually all form one species[
Sindora intermedia (Baker) Prain
Sindora wallichii is a deciduous tree usually growing up to 24 metres tall, but occasionally to 35 metres or more. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 80cm in diameter with steep buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber. Considered, along with Sindora siamensis, to provide the best wood in the genus, though it is not available in large quantities[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland forests, on non-inundated sandy or sometimes clayey soils, sometimes near mangrove swamps; usually found at elevations below 100 metres, but sometimes up to 300 metres[
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We have no specific information for this species, but the wood oil obtained from various species in this genus can be used to treat skin diseases[
We have no specific information for this species, but a resinous wood oil can be obtained from the trunk of the tree. The oil is obtained by making V-cuts in the trunk and up to 10 litres of oil can be obtained from the most productive species. All of the oils have similar properties - they consist of a mixture of sesquiterpenes that are non-drying, limpid, light yellow in colour, homogenous and pleasantly fragrant. The oil serves diverse uses, in perfumes, paints, varnishes, for illumination etc[
The wood is strong and durable[
]. It is used for construction and making furniture[
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