Clerodendrum obovatum (Roxb.) Walp.
Gmelina glandulosa Hallier f.
Gmelina macrophylla Wall. ex Schauer
Gmelina sessilis ramiflora (Moldenke) Moldenke
Gmelina sessilis ramiflora Moldenke
Vitex moluccana Blume
Volkameria obovata Roxb.
Gmelina moluccana is an evergreen tree that can grow from 9 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 15 - 100cm in diameter, with or without buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood - the wood is also traded. It is also said to be cultivated for its wood[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Moluccas) to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Primary and secondary, well drained, (rain) forests, sometimes associated with Araucaria hunsteinii; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Sometimes found in the wild in clayey soil or sandy loam, sometimes over limestone[
The pulverised bark is used to clean wounds and ulcers[
The wood is creamy white, with a pink tinge. It is soft to hard, light in weight and easy to work, and also durable in seawater, but not in fresh water[
]. It is used in making small boats and house panelling[
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