Jakkia excelsa Blume
Monnina excelsa (Blume) Spreng.
Xanthophyllum adenopodum Miq.
Xanthophyllum excelsum (Blume) Miq.
Xanthophyllum floriferum Elmer
Xanthophyllum glandulosum Merr.
Xanthophyllum loheri Merr.
Xanthophyllum multiramosum Elmer
Xanthophyllum pallidum Ridl.
Xanthophyllum flavescens is a tree growing 8 - 36 metres tall. The bole can be up to 1 metre in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, dye stuff etc. It is sometimes cultivated as a fence in India[
], and is also planted to provide shade[
]. It is used as a pioneer species in reforestation projects in Thailand[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines.
Primary coastal, swamp and sub-montane rain forests at elevations up to 1,500 metres. Usually on alluvial sites and by rivers and streams (also in tidal regions), also on ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the wet tropics, where it is found mainly at low elevations but extending to 1,500 metres[
Found in the wild mainly on sandy soils, but also on limestone[
Parts of the plant are used in beverages[
]. No more details.
The bark is used in the treatment of colic[
The leaves are exploited as manure for rice fields[
The tree is sometimes cultivated as a fence in India[
The tree is planted as a pioneer species in northern Thailand in reforestation projects to restore native woodland - it is planted in degraded woodland and open areas in a mix with various other species that all have the ability to grow fast; produce dense, weed-suppressing crowns; and attract seed-dispersing wildlife, particularly birds and bats[
A yellow dye is obtained from the plant[
]. (From the wood?[
Parts of the plant are used as insecticides[
]. No more details.
The yellowish-white wood is fine and close grained. It is useful for turnery[
]. The wood is used for temporary or medium heavy construction, flooring, cabinet making, weather-boards, boxes, tool handles, pencils[
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