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©David E Mead
©David E Mead

Pterospermum diversifolium

Pterospermum diversifolium is a tree species of Sterculiaceae family that is native to India, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

The wood tree can be up to 50cm in diameter. The flesh of the bark is light yellow-brown, the outer layer is mixed with long brown fibers, the inner layer is pinkish cinnamon. Young branches are hairy brown. Leaves monately alternate, mature leaves usually ovate-headed, leaves of regenerative plants or branches with 3-7 propeller lobes, 5-9 base veins. Flowers hermaphroditic, solitary in the interstitium, yellow-brown. Sepals 5 striped shape slightly at the base, light brown when blooming, bent outward, sometimes split in half.

The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. Its fibrous bark can be used to make rope or dye. The bark probably contains tannins and therefore acts in part as a preservative. The heartwood is reddish brown, fading on exposure to a light brown. The wood is moderately hard and rather tough; moderately heavy to heavy. It is used for posts, beams, joists, rafters, flooring, ceilings, furniture, cabinetwork, household implements, combs. If impregnated with preservative, it would make good ties and paving blocks.

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