Litsea polyantha Juss.
Tetranthera monopetala Roxb.
Litsea monopetala is an evergreen tree growing from 5 - 20 metres tall. The bole that can be straight or crooked and is up to 60cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its oil-rich seed and its timber.
E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Thickets or sparse forests on sunny slopes at elevations up to 1,500 metres, but mostly found on hills at low elevations[
]. Mixed lowland and montane evergreen or semi-deciduous forest[
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A plant of the lowland tropics, able to succeed at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
The leaves are used as a topical medicine for the treatment of arthritis[
The oil from the seed is used medicinally in India[
The seed contains around 30% oil which is used for industrial purposes[
The wood is used for furniture[
]. It is used as medang, e.g. for planks and tool handles[
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