This genus is currently (2014) under review by the 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families'. It seems likely that this species will be subsumed in Walsura trifoliolata (A.Juss.) Harms[
Trichilia coriacea B.Heyne ex Wall.
Walsura thwaitesii C.DC.
Walsura piscidia is a medium-sized tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.
The pulp of the fruit is used to intoxicate fish[
The bark is used as a fish poison[
E. Asia - southern India, Sri Lanka.
Drier regions of Sri Lanka at low elevations[
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Fruit - raw[
]. The white, pulpy flesh surrounding the seed has a pleasant flavour[
]. The fruit is around 12mm in diameter[
The bark is violently emetic, dangerously emmenagogue, expectorant and stimulant. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases[
The bark contains saponins[
The heartwood is dark red, much streaked with black; the sapwood is reddish-brown. A dull, purplish plum-coloured wood with a close grain, yielding a very smooth surface from the tool. It is very hard and heavy. The wood is used for various purposes. It would be an attractive medium for decorative woodwork or turnery[
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