Economic Importance of Acer oblongum
March 15, 2012 | Benefits of Trees | No Comments|
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Sapindales
- Family: Sapindaceae
- Genus: Acer
- Species: A. oblongum
- Common name: Himalayan maple, mangoi
- Origin: India
Description: A middle sized tree, leaves oblong or ovate-lanceolate Flowers pentamerous terminal or leaf bearing lateral corymbose, panicles pedicel and calyx hairy .
- Fine texture wood which is soft and moderate. Used for minor construction purposes, and for making plywood, boxes and planks. Sometimes also used for making ladles, drinking cups and agricultural implements.
- Suitable for making commercial and moisture proof plywood, gun and rifle parts, and furniture.
- The timber is durable under cover but not when left in the open.