Tetramerista crassifolia Hallier
Tetramerista montana Hallier
Tetramerista glabra is a tree that can grow up to 37 metres tall. The bole can be up to 110cm in diameter, fluted near the base, with small, steep buttresses and sometimes with stilt roots[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
A mid-canopy tree in undisturbed mangrove, (peat)-swamp, mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests, growing in alluvial sites and along rivers with sandy to clay soils; at elevations up to 500 metrs[
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Young trees coppice freely[
The heartwood is light yellow to light brown, often with pink glints and the presence of red and white deposits in the pores; it is not clearly demarcated from the 4 - 7cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or slightly interlocked, sometimes oblique; lustre is low]; the unseasoned wood has an unpleasant aroma. The wood is moderately heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable having a moderate resistance to fungi but susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. It seasons fairly quickly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools, though there is a slight gumming of sawteeth due to resin; planed surfaces tend to be fibrous and require careful sanding; Filling can be necessary in order to obtain a good finish; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring, especially for thinner material; gluing is correct. The wood is used for flooring, furniture components, joinery, interior panelling, boxes and crates etc[
]. The wood is used for fencing, planks, posts[
The wood is used for fuel[
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