Bassia elliptica Dazell
Croixia elliptica (Dalzell) Baehni
Dichopsis elliptica (Dalzell) Bedd.
Isonandra acuminata Drury
Palaquium ellipticum is a very large tree, often growing to a height of 30 metres. The bole is straight[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
E. Asia - western and southwestern India
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The tree yields a second-rate quality of 'Gutta-percha', collected by tapping the living tree ; but although this substance can be utilized for waterproofing and cement, it is not a complete substitute for the proper article (obtained from Palaquium gutta). Possibly experiments in its treatment might tend to improve its value[
An oil obtained from the seeds can be used for lighting and also for soap making[
The wood is reddish-brown, moderately hard, durable. It is used for shingles[
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