Terminalia archipelagi is a tree that can grow up to 55 metres tall[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 18 - 20 metres; 45 - 80cm in diameter and is usually buttressed, often with flying buttresses and stilt roots as well[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is much sought after for the production of plywood. It is used locally and is also traded internationally[
The tree has been, and still is, heavily exploited through intensive logging practices; habitat destruction is another threat to this species[
]. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australasia - eastern New Guinea to the Bismarck Archipelago.
A canopy or emergent tree in lowland, dense, primary rain forest, where it can be locally dominant[
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A copious, jelly-like exudate is obtained from the bark[
The wood is much used for plywood, and is also used for making furniture and as a veneer[
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