A slow-growing tree, sparsely but widely distributed in remaining areas of primary and slightly disturbed forest,Sindora tonkinensisprovides high-quality wood which is highly sought after as a material for luxury furniture. It is threatened byhabitat loss. IUCN Red List placed itsConservation statusat DD (Data Deficient).
They are found mostly in tropical evergreen forests onAnnamite Rangethat run along the Vietnamese - Cambodia border. In Vietnam, mountainous areas on the north likeQuảng Ninh ProvinceandBắc Giang Provinceare also the house of the species.Sindora tonkinensislives where there are fertile topsoil and good natural irrigation, at the height less than 600m from the sea level.