Scientific name: Sindora coriacea
Family name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Sepetir Licin trees in Taman Tugu
Sepetir Licin tree is an indigenous rainforest tree amongst the 4,100 trees added to the Taman Tugu site, selected in collaboration with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) and Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”).
It is a medium to a large-sized tree that usually grows up to 33m tall, though it can become an emergent tree up to 60m tall and 150cm in diameter in the jungle. The tree has buttresses up to 60cm high and can be free of branches for 20m or more. The leaves are alternately arrange and it is in compound. The tree produces small yellowish flowers which are placed in panicles. The fruits are green and turns dark-red as it matures.
The wood is mainly used in light construction and furniture production.
These trees can be found in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and coastal (mangrove) forests up to 600m altitude and are native to Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatera.