Bignonia longifolia Willd.
Bignonia multijuga Wall.
Pajanelia multijuga DC.
Pajanelia rheedii Wight
Common Name: Pajanelia
Tree growing in native habitat in the the Anamalai forest, India
Photograph by: prashanthns
Pajanelia is an evergreen, or briefly deciduous, small to medium-sized, sparingly branched tree with large, ornamental flowers[
]. It grows up to 30 metres tall with occasional specimens to 36 metres[
]. The bole is unbuttressed and up to 115 cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes cultivated to provide support for other crops, and is also gathered from the wild for medicine and timber. It is occasionally cultivated as medicinal plant in Malaysia[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Primary and secondary lowland and hill forest[
]. Scattered along rivers and along the edges of coastal forest[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist, lowland tropics where it is found at elevations from sea level to 700 metres[
A decoction of the leaves is used s a treatment against fever[
A hot decoction of the leaves is used externally against stomach disorders[
In parts of Malaysia it is commonly planted as stakes for hedges along rice fields[
The tree is planted as support tree in pepper plantations[
The orange-brown wood is very hard and close-grained[
]. A fine wood that deserves to be better known[
], it has been used in the Andaman Islands for house building, planking and canoes[
]. In the Natuna Island the timber is esteemed for boat building[
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