Wrightia balansae Pit.
Wrightia hainanensis Merr.
Wrightia macrocarpa Pit.
Wrightia millgar F.M.Bailey
Wrightia sorsogonensis Elmer
Wrightia tinctoria laevis (Hook.f.) Pichon
Wrightia laevis is an evergreen tree that can sometimes grow as tall as 35 - 40 metres[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 60cm in diameter with buttresses at the base[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, dye and source of wood.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia.
Evergreen forests, secondary forests and sandy thickets on the strand, usually at low to medium elevations[
]. Montane forests, valley thickets; at elevations from 200 - 1,000 metres in China[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
The roots and leaves are used to treat injury and cuts[
The fruits are used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis[
A blue dye is obtained from the leaves[
The wood is light, soft and fine-textured, hence suitable for carving and turnery[
]. It is used traditionally for making parang sheaths and blowpipe mouths[
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