Xylopia vielana is an evergreen tree growing 20 - 25 metres tall[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes used locally, being harvested from the wild for its timber. It also has the potential of yielding an essential oil and has ornamental value[
E. Asia - southern China, Vietnam, Cambodia, northern Thailand.
Forested slopes at elevations of 400 - 700 metres in southern China[
]. Small patches of forest in cultivated or cleared areas[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The bark and leaves are used as tonic for the elderly and also for women shortly after giving birth[
The seeds are very aromatic and might be the source of an essential oil[
The slightly yellow wood is aromatic, rather hard and flexible. It is used for interior works in buildings, mine props and making furniture, utensils etc[
The wood is used for fuel[
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