Chisocheton balansae C.DC.
Chisocheton chinensis Merr.
Chisocheton cochinchinensis Pierre
Chisocheton paniculatus Hiern
Chisocheton siamensis Craib
Dysoxylum multijugum Arn.
Guarea paniculata Roxb.
Chisocheton cumingianus is an evergreen tree growing up to 37 metres tall[
]. The bole usually has large buttresses up to 3 metres tall, it can be without branches for up to 14 metres and up to 150cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for the oil that is obtained from its seed.
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
Dense forests in ravines and on hills[
]. Wet and very light conditions in secondary forests. Usually mixed with Aglaia gigantea, Albizia lucida, Caryodaphnopsis tonkinensis, Dalbergia balansae, and Pterocarpus tonkinensis[
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A fast-growing tree[
Natural regeneration is good[
The oil from the seed is used as a purgative[
The seeds yield a non-drying oil[
]. Called catoseed oil, it is used for illumination[
The white wood is soft. It is used for making furniture, wall panelling, plywood, boxes etc, and is suitable for the production of pulp for paper making[
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