Ostodes corniculata Baill.
Ostodes katharinae Pax
Ostodes kerrii Craib.
Ostodes prainii Gand.
Ostodes thyrsantha Pax
Ostodes paniculata is an evergreen tree with an irregular, spreading crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole is twisted[
The tree is planted as a pioneer species in reforestation projects in Thailand[
E. Asia - China, Nepal, northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Moist, shady areas[
]. Montane evergreen forests in southern China; at elevations from 400 - 1,400 metres[
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A fast-growing tree[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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 gum obtained from the plant is used as a size in paper manufacture[
The wood is soft and pale. It is only suitable for firewood[
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