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Cyclostemon racemosus Zipp. ex Span.
Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurus.
Drypetes timorensis (Blume) Pax & K.Hoffm.
Nageia putranjiva Roxb.
Putranjiva amblyocarpa Müll.Arg.
Putranjiva sphaerocarpa Müll.Arg.
Pycnosandra timorensis Blume
Putranjiva roxburghii is an evergreen tree growing up to 12 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of beads, oil and wood. An attractive tree with pendant branches, it is grown as an ornamental in gardens, especially in India[
E. Asia - Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia to New Guinea.
Along river-banks, in shady valleys and evergreen forests[
]. Drier regions of Sri Lanka[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
This species is usually dioecious, though occasional monoecious forms are found. Generally, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
A decoction of leaves and fruit is taken for the treatment of liver complaints, colds, fevers and rheumatism[
The hard, white seeds of the fruit are threaded into necklaces and also used for rosaries[
]. Necklaces made from the seeds are traditionally given to children as a protection from disease[
An olive-brown, fixed oil is obtained from the seed. It is used for burning[
An essential oil is obtained from the seed[
The grey wood is close-grained, moderately hard[
].The wood is sometimes used for construction, turnery, tool handles[
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