Pentapetes suberifolia L.
Pterospermum suberifolium is an evergreen, medium-sized tree[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. A pretty tree, it is suitable for use as an ornamental[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka.
Found especially in the drier regions of Sri Lanka, where it grows at low elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A rather fast-growing tree[
A handful of the leaves, combined with the stem bark of Drypetes roxburghii; a few leaves of Blepharis maderaspatensis; and the yellow yolks of 2 eggs, is ground into a fine paste and applied on fractured bones[
The light red wood is tough and moderately hard. It is sometimes used for making carts and other purposes[
The wood has an agreeable, dull plum colour, with a fine hard grain, showing figure on the tangential surface, and the medullary ray pronounced in light flecks on the radial. A very attractive wood, suitable for fine cabinet work, inlay, and turnery[
The wood is used for fuel[
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