I have considerable confusion over the identity of this species and the uses ascribed to it - it is possible that some or all of these uses belong instead to Hydnocarpus alpinus. See the notes on that species for more information[
Hydnocarpus alpinus Trimen non Wight
Chlorocarpa pentaschista is a large evergreen tree[
There is some confusion over the correct identity of this tree, but it most likely produces a useful wood that is employed locally. It might also be the source of a medicinal seed oil, though this use is more likely to be ascribed to Hydnocarpus alpinus Wight[
E. Asia - Sri Lanka.
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The plant could be the source of a seed oil that is useful in the treatment of skin diseases (including leprosy), wounds, rheumatic joints etc.
The wood is light brown with streaks of darker colour. It is hard and clearly contains tannins. Of fair quality, it can be used for beams and rafters[
The wood makes a good fuel[
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