Swintonia floribunda is an evergreen tree that usually grows up to 30 metres tall, occasionally to 45 metres. The bole can be 50 - 90cm in diameter, occasionally with steep plank buttresses up to 2 metres high[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, which is also traded in small amounts.
E. Asia - Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland forest; usually at elevations up to 270 metres, sometimes ascending to 850 metres; occasionally growing on limestone; rarely almost in a pure stand[
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The heartwood is a light brown, with or without pink to reddish-brown glints; it is not clearly demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain straight, sometimes wavy; the surface lustrous. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; elastic; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons normally, with only a slight risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood generally works well with ordinary tools, though it can sometimes be difficult to saw due to the presence of tension wood, and sometimes silica is present; Nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as light carpentry, furniture components, boxes and crates, matches, interior panelling and joinery, blockboard, plywood etc[
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