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Useful Tropical Plants

Swintonia foxworthyi

Elmer

Anacardiaceae

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General Information

Swintonia foxworthyi is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 100cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 3 metres high, 175cm wide and 10cm thick[
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
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, which is also traded in small amounts.

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

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Primary forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, and kerangas forest; at elevations from 60 - 600 metres[
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
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height32.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is often found in the wild in Kerangas forest - a type of moist, heath forest found on acidic, sandy soils that are low in nutrients, especially nitrogen[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-05-26. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Swintonia+foxworthyi>

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