Common Name: Singkrang
Singkrang is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 12 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
E. Asia - India, Myanmar, Indo-China.
Disturbed hill forest at elevations up to 1,250 metres[
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Fruit. Eaten when ripe[
]. The fruit is the size of a small pea[
The leaves are used to promote quick fermentation when making alcoholic drinks[
A leaf infusion is used in baths to treat boils. It is used especially for children[
A gummy or mucilaginous matter obtained from the leaves is used as a hair pomade[
The reddish-brown wood is soft with a large central pith[
We have no more information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description of the wood from species in this genus.
The wood is little used, except locally for fuel. It is a pale reddish brown throughout; not attractive; lustre rather low; odourless and tasteless; rather light, but firm, tough, and strong; texture medium; grain straight; easy to cut, saws finely woolly, is rather hairy under the plane; probably not durable. Useful locally for general carpentry and interior construction[
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