We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Laran is certainly one of the most rapid growers immediately after virgin forest has been cut. Its rate of growth is variable, however, and appears to fall off rather rapidly, even though large sizes may be attained.
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We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Laran is certainly one of the most rapid growers immediately after virgin forest has been cut. Its rate of growth is variable, however, and appears to fall off rather rapidly, even though large sizes may be attained. The utility of its wood, general ease of establishment, and rapid growth render it a species of considerable potential for tropical forest plantation schemes.
The Sabah Forest Department is undertaking a number of growth studies of both planted and natural stands to obtain more information on its rate of growth and the factors responsible for variation. In addition, tests for industrial uses have been made, and the results made freely available to entrepreneurs. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
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Anthocephalus chinensis, the Laran Tree of Sabah
Medicinal Properties Bark: vulnerary, astringent, aphordisiac, cooling, alexiteric, febrifuge and tonic. Fruits: aphrodisiac and stomachic. Medicinal Use Bark: blood diseases, uterine complaints, biliousness, burning sensation, cure of bowels. Leaves: decoction is used in ulcers, wounds and metrorrhea. Fruits: leprosy, dysentery.
Economic Importance of Anthocephalus chinensis
It is a medium-sized to large tree up to 45 m tall. The bole is straight and cylindrical and branchless for more than 25 m, up to cm in diameter but generally less. Sometimes with small buttresses up to 2 m high and extending up to 60 cm from the trun. It is reported to grow best on deep, moist, alluvial sites, often in secondary forests along riverbanks. It is found in lowland forests up to montane forests of about 1, m of altitude. Recommended for forest plantations in Malaysia. Wood diffuse porous.