Guatteria longifolia (Sonn.) Wall.
Unona longifolia (Sonn.) Dunal
Uvaria longifolia Sonn.
The tall, narrow form of var pendula
Photograph by: Mokkie
Polyalthia longifolia is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The bole is straight.
The tree is cultivated for its timber in southeast Asia[
], it is also often grown as an ornamental[
]. The tree is held in high regard by Hindus, who often plant it near temples[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka.
Dry country in forests in Sri Lanka[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The inner bark is said to yield a good bast fibre[
The yellowish-white wood is rather soft, tough, fairly close and even-grained[
]. It bends easily and has been used in making barrels[
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