Bignonia falcata J.Koenig ex DC.
Bignonia spathacea Roxb.
Dolichandrone lawii Seem.
Spathodea falcata Wall. ex DC.
Dolichandrone falcata is a deciduous tree growing around 5 - 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
E. Asia - Bangladesh, India
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A very drought-resistant tree[
The tree grows somewhat slowly, even in the best soils[
].. It is very hardly and drought resistent
A decoction of tne fruit is used medicinally[
]. It has the reputation of being used to procure abortion, but it is possible that the woody capsules, which are about 30cm long and 16mm in diameter, and somewhat curved, may be used as abortion sticks[
A blackish coarse bast fibre obtained from this plant was sent to the Amsterdam Exhibition by the Forest Department of Madras[
The whitish wood is hard, close and even-grained; it seasons well and becomes shining and glossy; it has no heartwood. It is used for construction and agricultural purposes[
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