Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius
Livestock Forage
Fuelwood
Lumber
English Common Name
The Pink Cedar
Indonesian Common Name
Delimas
Tree Family
Fabaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
8.5cm
Length
×
30cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1500m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Exotic in Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Exotic in

Indonesia
Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Regenerates naturally on burned or newly exposed soils. Periodic weeding required until well established as saplings. Thinning should first be performed 3-4 years after initial planting then continuously until the stand is well developed as the tree requires a large crown for optimal growth. Competes with other crops. Should not be planted near houses as dry branches drop off

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Livestock Forage
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber

The wood is heavy, moderately hard, and compact with its whitish sapwood and bright red to brownish-red heartwood making it very decorative. The wood is not very durable and is prone to attack by fungi and insects, but it is easy to work with tools and is well suited for wood crafts, general construction, furniture, shingles, and beehive frames. The foliage can be used as livestock fodder.

Farm Services
  • Coffee Shade
  • Windbreak
  • Soil Improvement
  • Erosion Control
  • Reforestation
  • Nitrogen Fixation

Erosion control: recommended for reinforcing riverbanks and stabilizing terraces

Soil improvement: leaves are suitable for mulching

Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown