Pterocarpus indicus


OVT Registration NoLCSD CW/57
Botanical Name:Pterocarpus indicus
Common Name:Burmese Rosewood

Burmese Rosewood is a large evergreen or deciduous tree primarily grown in Guangdong, Guangxi, south Yunnan and Taiwan.  It can also be found in India, the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar. 

Burmese Rosewood has a well developed root system and buttress roots.  Possessing a round umbrella-shaped crown, the tree has a straight trunk with smooth grey bark as well as luxuriant branches and leaves.  Being under state protection in mainland China, this elegant tree is excellent for growing as a greening and ornamental tree.  Its hard and fine textured heartwood makes a good construction material and is often used to manufacture musical instruments and furniture. 

Estimated to be around 100 years old, this tree is 19 m tall with a crown spread of 18 m and a DBH of 1 300 mm.

Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, inside the Aviary


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(Translated from Hong Kong Old and Valuable Trees)