Distribution: Throughout the Indo-Malayan region, Australia, and Polynesia.
Varying with species, found on dry land and swampy sites.
The Tree: Clear straight boles 40 to 50 ft in length, sometimes reaching 90 ft; diameters commonly 3 to 4 ft. Stems are characteristically fluted; sometimes
General Characteristics: Sapwood yellowish white to pale brown; not
differentiated from heartwood; texture moderately fine to somewhat coarse; grain
mostly straight, sometimes interlocked; quite lustrous; without characteristic
odor or taste when dry. Has large slit-like latex canals.
Weight: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) 0.34 to 0.40; air-
dry density 25 to 30 pcf.