Cordia rotundifolia B.Heyne ex C.B.Clarke
Gerascanthus fragrantissimus (Kurz) Borhidi
Lithocardium fragrantissimum Kuntze
Cordia fragrantissima is a deciduous tree
The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood and also for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - northwest India (Assam) to Myanmar
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The bark is anthelmintic and febrifuge. It is used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea and skin diseases[
The fruit is used as an anthelmintic, diuretic and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of lung and spleen diseases[
The dark reddish-brown wood is moderately hard. It seasons well, works and polishes well, and is capable of a very smooth surface from the tool. A beautifully mottled wood with darker streaks and a fragrant scent, it should be better known. The fresh, fragrant odour of the wood as it is worked makes it very pleasant to use, though the scent does not remain persistent for long in the finished articled[
]. A most attractive and valuable decorative wood, it is suitable for all high-class works of art[
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