Nerium macrocarpum Span.
Wrightia calycina A.DC.
Wrightia kwangtungensis Tsiang
Wrightia multiflora Zipp. ex Span.
Wrightia spanogheana Miq.
Wrightia pubescens is a medium-sized to fairly large evergreen tree; it can grow up to 35 metres tall. The columnar bole is up to 50cm in diameter; it is free of buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a timber, source of fibre and medicine.
E. Asia - China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and northeast Australia.
Quite common in evergreen and deciduous forest, thickets, and savannah, on periodically or permanently dry locations[
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Found at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
Requires a sunny position[
]. Prefers a deep soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The bark is commonly used in Indonesia as a coagulant for the manufacture of 'litsusu', a traditional cheese-like product[
The latex has been used as a treatment against severe dysentery[
Extracts from the roots and bark are used to treat scrofula and rheumatic arthralgia[
]. The roots and bark are used in poultices[
The tree is sometimes used in reforestation projects in the Philippines[
Bark fibres are used for making paper and artificial cotton[
The wood is light, soft and fine-textured, hence suitable for carving and turnery[
]. This species is the main source of the wood known as 'lanete'[
]. It is used for purposes such as general construction, pencils, musical instruments, wayang figures and carving[
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