Cerbera dichotoma G.Lodd.
Ervatamia dichotoma (Roxb. ex Wall.) Burkill
Pagiantha dichotoma (Roxb. ex Wall.) Markgr.
Rejoua dichotoma (Roxb. ex Wall.) Gamble
Tabernaemontana laurifolia Ker Gawl.
Tanghinia dichotoma G.Don
Tabernaemontana dichotoma is a shrub or a tree usually growing from 2 - 12 metres tall, exceptionally to 20 metres. The bole can be 15 - 30cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The seeds induce delirium and symptoms similar to those induced by Datura[
E. Asia - Sri Lanka, ?Myanmar, Malaysia.
Montane forest and scrub, at elevations from 750 - 1,500 metres[
]. Moist low country at elevations up to 600 metres in Sri Lanka[
The fruits are used in the treatment of ulcers and fistulae[
The latex is used to soften and ripen boils and carbuncles[
Pounded leaves and bark are externally applied on snake and centipede bites. A preparation of the bark is poulticed on grazed skin as an antiseptic and astringent[
Chewing the roots is said to relieve toothache[
The pale-coloured wood is fine-grained and moderately hard[
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