Beautiful, large evergreen tree. It is very important for its medicinal value. The latex and pounded bark are applied externally on wounds, ulcers and to treat phthisis.
The tree is commonly known as Sultanchampa. The tree grows up to 25 m tall, with sticky yellowish latex. Bark shallowly longitudinally fissured, pale grey and fawn, inner bark usually thick, soft, fibrous and laminated. Leaves decussately opposite, simple and entire; stipules absent. Inflorescence an axillary false raceme.
Flowers are white, bisexual, regular, sweetly scented. Fruit is globose to obovoid drupe, smooth, greyish green, 1-seeded. The seed is globose to ovoid, brown, very oily. Seedling with hypogeal germination. The decoction of the bark is employed as a lotion for indolent ulcers. The gum resin is considered emetic, purgative, vulnerary, resolvent and anodyne; applied to ulcers and wounds. Leaves are applied to sore eyes. Seed oil is a highly esteemed external application in rheumatism; it is a reputed antipsoric; used in gonorrhea, gleet, and scabies.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%