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2b. Cratoxylum formosum subsp. pruniflorum (Kurz) Gogelein, Blumea. 15: 469. 1967.

红芽木 hong ya mu

Tridesmis pruniflora Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 41: 293. 1872; Cratoxylum dasyphyllum Handel-Mazzetti; C. pruniflorum (Kurz) Kurz.

Young twigs, leaves, pedicels, and sepals densely villous; connective with glands.

Open secondary forests, thickets in mountain regions; below 1000 m. S Guangxi, S Yunnan [Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

The wood is reddish, hard, and fine-grained, and is used for making woodcuts. The bark is used as a medicine for diarrhea in domestic animals. The young leaves are used as a substitute for tea.


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