Botanical name: Acacia mangium Willd.
Synonyms: Rancosperma mangium (Willd.) Pedley
Vernacular/common names: Common names in Indonesia: mangga hutan, tongke hutan (Ceram), nak (Maluku), laj (Aru), jerri (Irian Jaya) (Turnbull 1986).
Common names in other countries: black wattle, brown salwood, hickory wattle, mangium, sabah salwood (Australia, England); mangium, kayu SAFODA (Malaysia); arr (Papua New Guinea); maber (Philippines); zamorano (Spain); kra thin tepa, krathin-thepha (Thailand) (Hall et al. 1980, Turnbull 1986).
Acacia mangium trees are generally large and can grow to a height of 30 m, with a straight bole that may be more than half of the...