|Species of trees and their and uses
Tropical hardwoods are durable, so they are a boon for construction industry. Rosewood, ebony and mahogany are some examples of these hardwoods. Meranti, seraya and keruing are also tropical hardwoods.
The commercial logging is one of the main causes of deforestation.
The tropical rainforest also yields other useful products such as palms, ferns, bamboo, rattan, herbs and medicinal plants. Quinine can be extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree for treating malaria.