Sunday, January 14, 2018

නා/නාමල්[Na/Namal]/Iron Wood (Mesua ferrea [Syn: Mesua nagassarium])

The national tree of Sri Lanka though not endemic to the country. Much cultivated as an ornamental in Buddhist temples and home gardens or as an avenue tree along roads. Wild trees found usually in river valleys in wetter part of the island up to about 1000 m a.s.l. Wood extremely hard. Flowers and leaves used in traditional medicine.

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