Intsia bijuga 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Intsia bijuga (Colebr.) Kuntze
Common Name(s):
English Borneo Teak, Moluccan Ironwood
Afzelia bijuga (Colebr.) A.Gray-Verdcourt
Albizia bijuga A. Gray
Eperua decandra Blanco.
Intsia amboilensis DC
Intsia retusa (Kurz.) O.Kuntze

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In Peninsular Malaysia, trees are never common and rarely reach a commercial size. There are apparently good stands still in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
American Samoa (American Samoa); Australia; British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago); Cambodia; India; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Papua); Japan; Madagascar; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago); Philippines; Seychelles; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A lowland rainforest tree which produces one of the most valuable timbers of South East Asia.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species has been exploited so intensively for merbau timber that few sizeable natural stands remain. Few plantations are established.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Intsia bijuga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T32310A9694485. . Downloaded on 24 November 2017.
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