Bucida comintana Blanco
Embryogonia arborea Teijsm. & Binn.
Myrobalanus citrina Gaertn.
Terminalia arborea (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koord. & Valeton
Terminalia comintana (Blanco) Merr.
Terminalia manii King
Terminalia multiflora Merr.
Terminalia citrina is an evergreen tree that can grow 20 - 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of tannins and wood. The wood is also traded.
E. Asia - Bhutan, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Forests at low and medium elevations, often along the seashore. Often planted when found inland[
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The fruits are similar to and often mistaken for the commercial myrobalans (Terminalia chebula)[
The fruit contains tannins and is astringent. It is used in the treatment of thrush and obstinate diarrhoea[
Tannin is extracted from the fruits[
The bark gives a blue dye[
The heartwood is irregular in outline, grayish or brownish with dark purplish brown streaks; it is not clearly demarcated from the 5 - 10cm wide band of sapwood that is yellowish white when fresh, turning to pale grayish brown. The texture is fine and smooth; the grain straight. The wood is hard; heavy; somewhat durable, even the sapwood is not attacked by beetles. It seasons well and works very smoothly. It is used for posts above stumps; beams, joists, rafters; floors; sheathing; ceiling;boats, masts, furniture and cabinetwork[
]. In Indo-China beautiful furniture is said to be made from it[
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