Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Shorea assamica
Lumber
English Common Name
Meranti White
Indonesian Common Name
Meranti putih
Tree Family
Dipterocarpaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
7cm
Length
×
4cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
150–1000m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Myanmar
Indonesia
Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

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

Propagated by seed. Soak seeds for 12 hours prior to sowing in seed beds with a cover mixture of sand and soil (1:1 ratio) or with a thin layer of sawdust. Germination usually rapid if seeds are fresh. Seedlings potted when 5 - 6 cm tall (~2 weeks after germination) into individual 15 x 23cm containers with good drainage holes at their base. Mixture of forest soil and sand recommended (3:1 ratio) as the potting medium in order to introduce the appropriate mycorrhiza to the roots. Seedlings require 50 - 60% sunlight, watering twice daily, and are planted when 30 - 40cm tall. Hardening the seedlings off in full sunlight for one month recommended prior to planting

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Lumber

The wood is used for light construction, plywood and veneer, door and window frames, posts and beams, flooring, furniture, and boat building. It can also be used for paper pulp.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown