Campnosperma zeylanica is a moderate to large evergreen tree. The bole is very straight and erect, it can be up to 200cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - southwest Sri Lanka.
Lowland evergreen forest, sometimes gregarious, at elevations up to 450 metres[
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Species in this genus are generally strongly light demanding even when young, and regenerate more abundantly in more open or disturbed habitats[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The heartwood is a white to dirty yellow-grey; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. It has a very smooth grain in one report, coarse in another. The wood is light in weight, rather soft[
]. Some reports say that it as of little use except for tea-boxes, but from the specimen I have, and that which I have seen in Ceylon, it would seem to contain properties which should make it more valuable for other purposes[
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