Pterospermum truncatolobatum is a tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and local medicinal uses.
E. Asia - southern China, northern Vietnam, Laos.
Dense forests on limestone at elevations from 300 - 500 metres[
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Requires a sunny position[
Plants respond well to coppicing[
The leaves and bark are rich in tannins and are astringent[
]. They are sometimes used in traditional medicine as a poultice against itch and to treat wounds[
The leaves and bark are rich in tannins[
The reddish-brown wood is used for making furniture, flooring, plywood, boxes, etc, and is suitable for making pulp[
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