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Useful Tropical Plants

Terminalia nitens

C.Presl

Combretaceae

+ Synonyms

Terminalia merrillii Elmer

Common Name:

Terminalia nitens
Looking into the canopy
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Terminalia nitens is a large, evergreen tree that can grow up to 50 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 100cm in diameter[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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701
Title
Asean Tropical Plant Database
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Author
 
Website
http://211.114.21.20/tropicalplant/index.jsp
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details, with photos, of many of the plants growing in the tropical forests of southeast Asia. Gives some details of plant uses along with a description of the plant and its range.
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The tree is harvested from the wild as a source of tannins and wood.
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern Japan, Philippines.

Habitat

A canopy or emergent tree in dense, primary forests, at low to moderate elevations[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height40.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Plants are intolerant of shade[
909
Title
Forest Types and Products; The Principal Forest Trees
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 10
Author
Whitford H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume gives a brief description of the main timber species in the Philippines . It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark contains 9 - 33% tannins. It can be used directly in tanneries, but the tannin content is not high enough for the manufacture of tannin extract[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The wood colours water yellow[
721
Title
Commercial Woods of the Philippines; Their Preparation and Uses
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 14
Author
Schneider E.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla.
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume looks at the preparation and uses of the commercial woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
909
Title
Forest Types and Products; The Principal Forest Trees
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 10
Author
Whitford H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla
Year
1911
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume gives a brief description of the main timber species in the Philippines . It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The heartwood is yellowish brown; it is not clearly demarcated from the 5cm or more wide band of yellowish sapwood that often turns deep yellow upon exposure to the air. The texture is fairly fine; the grain generally straight, sometimes slightly crossed and curly. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard to hard; moderately durable. It seasons well and is easy to work. It is used in construction for purposes such as beams, joists, rafters; posts above stumps; flooring, sheathing, ceilings; as well as for making furniture and cabinetwork[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
721
Title
Commercial Woods of the Philippines; Their Preparation and Uses
Publication
Philippines Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 14
Author
Schneider E.E.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry; Manilla.
Year
1916
ISBN
 
Description
A series of booklets dealing with various aspects of the Philippine forests. This volume looks at the preparation and uses of the commercial woods of the Philippines. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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