A very variable tree, with several diferent forms recognised in some treatments.
Lagerstroemia ovalifolia is a tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 15 - 20 metres or more tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
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The bark is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
The leaves are used in the treatment of malaria, dermatosis[
The wood is used for medium heavy construction (door and window frames), bridge and wharf building, boat building, railway sleepers, panelling, flooring, joinery, agriculture implements, boxes, tool handles and sporting goods.[
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