(Hook.f.) Pierre ex F.Heim
Cotylelobium melanoxylon is a tropical rainforest tree found in Maritime Southeast Asia. The name melanoxylon is derived from Greek (melanos = black and xylon = wood) and describes the dark heartwood. It is a very good quality timber, as it has very hard and heavy as well as durable wood. C. melanoxylon is a tall emergent tree, up to 60 m, found in mixed dipterocarp forest on yellow sandy soils. It also occurs as a smaller canopy tree in kerangas forest on podsols. The tree occurs in at least three protected areas (Lambir National Park, Gunung Mulu National Park and Kabilli-Sepilok Forest Reserve). Local names of the tree include Resak tembaga in Malay and Khiam (เคี่ยม) in Thai. The tree is the provincial symbol tree of Surat Thani Province, Thailand.
- Ashton (1998). "Cotylelobium melanoxylon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2006. Listed as Endangered (EN A1cd+2 cd v2.3)
- Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Cotylelobium melanoxylon (Hook.f.) Pierre ex F.Heim" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 83–85. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 11 November 2007.
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