Red Lauan

Scientific name
Shorea negrosensis
Family Name
Dipterocarpaceae
Its local name in different regions
Local Name Place
Apnit, Botgo, Mag-orang Camarines
Bunga, Danilang Cagayan
Kailan Surigao
Kailan Zamboanga
Kalayaan Lanao
Lauaan Leyte
Lauaan Surigao
Lauaan-pula, Red lauan Negros

Conservation Status

Least Concern

IUCN

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EW
CR
EN
VU
NT
LC

Vulnerable

DAO

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EN
VU
NT
LC
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Red Lauan can reach up to:

Height

50 ft

Width

200 ft

Leaves 6.5-17 by 3-7.5 cm, ovate to elliptic, thinly coriaceous; Panicle to 14 cm long, slender
Fruit subsessile
0-100
Lowland to moist forest
Seed - best sown as soon as possible. It does not require pre-treatment, but it is recommended to soak the seed for 12 hours prior to sowing. The seeds are sown in seedbeds, where they are covered with a mixture of sand and soil (1:1) or with a thin layer of sawdust. Germination of fresh seeds is usually good and rapid. About two weeks after germination, when the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, they are potted up into individual containers about 15 x 23cm with good drainage holes at their base. It is normally recommended to use a mixture of forest soil and sand (at a ratio of 3:1) as the potting medium in order to introduce the appropriate mycorrhiza to the roots. The seedlings are placed in 50 - 60% sunlight and watered twice daily. Seedlings can be planted out when 30 - 40cm tall - harden the seedlings off in full sunlight for one month prior to planting

Seeds

Cuttings

Lowland to moist forest

Planting

Seed - best sown as soon as possible. It does not require pre-treatment, but it is recommended to soak the seed for 12 hours prior to sowing. The seeds are sown in seedbeds, where they are covered with a mixture of sand and soil (1:1) or with a thin layer of sawdust. Germination of fresh seeds is usually good and rapid. About two weeks after germination, when the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, they are potted up into individual containers about 15 x 23cm with good drainage holes at their base. It is normally recommended to use a mixture of forest soil and sand (at a ratio of 3:1) as the potting medium in order to introduce the appropriate mycorrhiza to the roots. The seedlings are placed in 50 - 60% sunlight and watered twice daily. Seedlings can be planted out when 30 - 40cm tall - harden the seedlings off in full sunlight for one month prior to planting

The bark is considered to have a great potential for use as building board. S. negrosensis yields a pulp with high over-all strength properties. It is also used furniture and interior work, veneer and plywood, musical instruments, boat planking and for numerous other purposes for which a moderately figured wood is required. Moreover, its bark contains tannins which can be used for adhesive and tanning leather. It is good for soil erosion control. Its wood extractives are reported to be tumor inhibiting.

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