Hunteria zeylanica

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Hunteria zeylanica

Description

Shrub or tree to 1-20 m tall; Branchlets lenticellate; Leaves: Inflorescence glabrous, lax, 10-65-flowered, 1.6-7.5 cm long; Flowers fragrant. Sepals erect, ovate, 0.9-1.7(-2.5) by 0.5-1(-1.4) mm, apex obtuse to acuminate; Stamens inserted at 0.6-0.8 of corolla tube length from base; Ovaries 0.8-1.8 mm long; Fruit yellow to orange, obovoid to globose, smooth; Seeds 10.8-15.2 by 6.8-9.8 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); India present; Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Burma present, East Africa present, South China present
East Africa, India, Sri Lanka, South China, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, LaosCambodia; in Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.

Uses

The latex is used externally to treat the disease yaws, to reduce boils and skin irritations. The wood is hard and can be used to make knife and axe handles and other smallish items.

Citation

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H. Huber - in Abeyw. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1. 1973: 10
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Miq. - in Fl. Ned. Ind. 1857: 409