Pterospermum semisagittatum is a tree that can be deciduous or evergreen according to climate; it can grow from 15 - 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be free of branches for up to 12 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a masticatory and a source of fibre and wood.
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos.
Scattered in dense evergreen forest and also found in dry forests and the more open, secondary formations; at elevations from 100 - 900 metres[
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A fairly fast-growing tree[
The bark is said to be used as a replacement for the Areca nut (Areca catechu) in a masticatory with the betel quid (Piper betel)[
The bark fibres have been used for cordage.
The reddish-grey wood is heavy, fairly hard, durable. It is used to make axe handles and is used as house columns in traditional buildings[
The wood is used for fuel[
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