Anneslea fragrans is a widespread and somewhat variable species with several varieties having been recognized primarily on leaf character differences. Further study is needed to confirm whether these differences justify taxonomic recognition[
Anneslea alpina H.L.Li
Anneslea hainanensis (Kobuski) Hu
Anneslea lanceolata (Hayata) Kanehira
Anneslea rubriflora Hu & Hung T.Chang
Callosmia fragrans (Wall.) C.Presl
Mountnorrisia fragrans (Wall.) Szyszyłowicz
Anneslea fragrans is a variable, evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 3 - 25 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 15 - 20cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of a good quality wood.
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia.
Forests or thickets on mountain slopes or in valleys at elevations of 300 - 2,700 metres[
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The tree is found in the wild in habitats ranging from dense shade to fairly open woodland[
The bark and flowers are vermifuge and are also usd in the treatment of dysentery and fevers[
The grey-brown to brown or pale red wood is fine-grained, very hard, brittle and beautifully marked. It is used for fancy articles, quality furniture etc[
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