Dactylocladus stenostachys

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Dactylocladus stenostachys

Description

Tree up to 40 m, dbh up to 1¼ m, at the base producing pneumatophores. Leaves 4-8(-16) by 2½--4(-6) cm, with revolute margin, cuneate at the base, sometimes emarginate, usually rounded up to acuminate at the top with acute tip, coriaceous; Inflorescence when axillary 1-3 together, erect, up to 14cm, consisting of 3 racemules; Sepals c. 1 mm. Petals c. 1 mm, puberulous outside and on the margin. Capsule 3-4 by 2-3(-3½) mm. Seed c. 1.4 by 0.2-0.3 mm, including wing 2½-3 by ¾-1¼ mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya present
Malesia: widely distributed in Borneo. It was by error incidentally reported from Malaya (Fl. Mal. Bull. p. 1696, p. 2375). .

Uses

According to BROWNE (l.c.) it is the fourth important export timber tree of Sarawak. Extraction is facilitated by the fact that the logs float in water. MEIJER (l.c.) termed it a general utility timber in Sabah where it is, besides Gonystylus, the most important export timber from the Klias Peninsula.

Citation

Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 452
DIELS & HACKENBERG 1926 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 312
BEUS.-OSINGA & BEUS. 1975 – In: Blumea. p 262
BAKH.F. 1943 – In: Rec. Trav. Bot. Néerl. preprint 329
MEIJER 1974: Field Guide Trees W. Mal: 205. f. 51, pl. 14
ANDERSON 1963: p. 178. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. pl. 1, 2, 6, 7
BROWNE 1955: For. Trees Sarawak & Brunei: 261. t. 33
HALL.F. 1918 – In: Med. Rijksherb. p 18