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Tectona grandis (teak)

Teak is well known for its high quality timber, and has also been used for traditional medicine in southeast Asia.
Flowers of Tectona grandis

Flower of Tectona grandis

Species information

Common name: 

teak

Conservation status: 

IUCN status of Least Concern (LC).

Habitat: 

This species naturally occurs in deciduous forests, but is planted commonly along roadsides and in large plantations throughout the tropics.

Key Uses: 

Building material, medicinal.

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Asteranae
Order: 
Lamiales
Family: 
Lamiaceae
Genus: Tectona

About this species

Tectona grandis (teak) is a tall tree from southeast Asia and is widely cultivated for its durable wood. It is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), which is perhaps better known for its aromatic members including culinary herbs such as basil, oregano and rosemary.

Genus: 
Tectona

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