Anauxanopetalum schwenkii Teijsm. & Binn.
Swintonia schwenckii is an evergreen tree with a spreading canopy; it usually grows up to about 45 metres tall, occasionally to 53 metres. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for more than 20 metres, it is usually up to 70cm in diameter, occasionally to 120cm, wiith buttresses up to 3 metres high, 5 metres wide and 15cm thick[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, which is also traded in small amounts.
E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Rain-forest, rarely in secondary or kerangas forest, occasionally on ultrabasic or on coral limestone; at elevations from the lowland up to 700 metres[
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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[
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[
]. It is said to last well in salt water[
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