Discostigma acuminatum Planch. & Triana
Discostigma zeylanicum Planch. & Triana
Common Name: Kokatiya
Garcinia terpnophylla is a rather small, evergreen tree with a pyramidal crown and pendulous branches[
It is harvested from the wild for its timber.
E. Asia - Sri Lanka.
Forests in moist, low country; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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The yellow wood is smooth, very hard, close-grained and durable[
]. A beautiful wood that deserves to be better known, it is a deep orange-brown colour, streaked with yellow[
]. Easily worked, it is used for compression-resisting timber, beams, posts etc, and is well-suited to bridge building[
]. It is unsuitable for joinery because it is apt to split[
Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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