Dyera

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Dyera

Description

Trees, often growing to enormous size; Branchlets usually strongly longitudinally ribbed when young, occasionally weakly so. Leaves in whorls; Inflorescence of umbelliform or paniculate cymes; Sepals with colleters inside; Stamens free from the style head; Fruit of paired, divergent follicles, these heavy and woody, dehiscing at maturity. Seeds elliptic, flattened;

Distribution

southern Thailand present, western Malesia present
2 species in western Malesia andsouthern Thailand.

Uses

Both species were previously tapped for making rubber and for the manufacture of chewing gum but this industry has greatly declined. Both also have a soft and easily worked timber but which is not durable. The wood is used for smaller items like pencils, picture frames, carving, toys, furniture parts, packing cases etc.

Citation

Monach. - in Lloydia. 1946: 182
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 36
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1949: 190
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 139
D.J. Middleton - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 2003: 210
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 227
Hook.f. - in PROSEA. 2000: 65
Hook.f. - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2004: 27