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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Neang Nuon - Dalbergia oliveri

Source: Wood Planet

Dalbergia oliveri is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family which grows in tree form to 15 - 30 meters in height. The fruit is a green pod containing one to two seed which turns brown to black when ripe. It is found in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The Cambodian name is "Neang Nuon", the Thai name is "Tamalan", the Lao name is "Mai Kham Phii" and the Vietnamese name is "cẩm lai" or "trắc lai". It is threatened by habitat loss and over-harvesting for its valuable red lumber.

Neang Nuon Seed


The wood of this rosewood-family tree is valuable for ornamental work including Woodturning and furniture. The sapwood is yellowish-white with dark brown heartwood. The heartwood is very hard and heavy. The lumber is sold under the names Burmese Rosewood, Laos Rosewood, Asian Rosewood.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thnong - Pterocarpus macrocarpus Kurz

Source: Wood Planet

This species is a common constituent of tropical deciduous
forests in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (FIPI, 1996). In Cambodia the species usually occurs in dense deciduous or cleared forests up to 700 m a.s.l. (Dy Phon, 2000).

Thnong Seed

The species is rarely found in primary forests. The tree is often mixed with many other species, but often occurs as a dominant plant. It is a light-demanding, drought tolerant tree that is suitable for well drained, light textured soils with shallow depths and little humus (Khorn, 2002). It is found in Kampong Thom, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear, Rattanakiri, Kratie, Siem Reap, Kampot, Pursat and Mondulkiri (Khorn, 2002; see map).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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