Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Shorea platyclados
Fuelwood
Lumber
Indonesian Common Name
Meranti bukit, Banio (Sumatra), Ketir (South Kalimantan), Meranti cingham (Eastern Sumatra)
Tree Family
Dipterocarpaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
7.5cm
Length
×
2.5cm
Width
Tree Height
Large (> 35m)
Elevational Range (m)
700–1350m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Indonesia
Borneo, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

Propagated by seed. Sow seeds as soon as possible and recommended to soak the seed for 12 hours prior to sowing. When seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall (~2 weeks after germination) pot into individual 15 x 23 cm containers with good drainage holes. Use mixture of forest soil and sand (3:1 ratio) as potting medium in order to introduce the appropriate mycorrhiza to the roots. Place seedlings in 50 - 60% sunlight and water twice daily. Seedlings can be planted when 30 - 40cm tall and should be hardened off in full sunlight for one month prior to planting

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber

Wood is used for making bridges, wharves, beams, and for applications where great strength is required.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown