Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Palaquium obovatum
Lumber
Ceremonial
English Common Name
Gutta-percha Tree
Indonesian Common Name
Nyatoh
Tree Family
Sapotaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
20-25cm
Length
×
5-10cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1300m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Naturally Occurring Tree
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Lumber
  • Ceremonial

Used to build traditional houses. Used in traditional ceremonies. Wood used to make furniture, fixture, floors and internal joinery, and because it is also long-lasting in water, it is used for submerged structures and boats.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Yes

Provide resources for macaques, such as canopy connectivity and strata for resting and foraging