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Friday, January 21, 2011

Kra Nhourng - Dalbergia cochinchinensis Pierre

Source: Wood Planet

Native to Indochina and adjacent countries, this tree species is
shade-tolerant when young. It usually occurs sparsely in open and semi-deciduous forests from 400 – 500 m a.s.l., and prefers deep sand, clays, or calcareous soils (Khorn, 2002). This rosewood prefers uniform rainfall that ranges from 1200-1650 mm per year.

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The species requires high amounts of light to thrive, and is drought tolerant and able to grow on most soils (DFSC, 2000). Within Cambodia, the species is found in Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Ratanakiri, Pursat, Siem Reap, Kratie, Koh Kong, Stung Treng, and Modulkiri (Khorn, 2002; see map).


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