fragrant wood of this small tree to 15 ft (4.5 m) yields sandal oil.
The leaves are elliptical, long, rather dryish in texture and paler
underneath. Panicles of fragrant reddish flowers are followed by
black cherry-sized fruit. Probably from Malaysia, this species is
widely cultivated in tropical Asia. The perfumed white or yellow
wood is widely used for making wooden jewellery and boxes.
Hardiness zone from 10 To 12
Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade;
protect from midday sun in summer and water regularly. Propagate
Medical use: Wood and latex used as diuretic, astringent, antiemetic
and febrifuge. Wood serves as poultice for acne.