Paradina hirsuta (Havil.) Pit.
Mitragyna hirsuta is a deciduous tree growing around 10 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 20cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
E. Asia - southwest China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
Various deciduous forest types; often in disturbed sites such as roadsides, at elevations from 50 - 680 metres in Thailand[
]. Open dry dipterocarp and fagaceous forests, degraded forests at elevations from 500 - 600 metres in Laos[
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The boiled bark is used to relieve itching on the skin[
The sapwood is white[
]. The wood is hard. It is a very good construction timber[
The wood makes a good fuel[
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