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Mesua Ferrea

(Common name:- Nagkesar)

Classification

Mesua ferrea

History

Mesua ferrea is commonly known as nagkesar and is a native to tropical Sri Lanka also cultivated in Assam, southern Nepal, Indochina and Malay Peninsula.

The plant is cultivated basically for its hard timber, foliage and fragrant flower.

It is a bitter and a bit poisonous herb yet valued for its affective medicinal properties.

Plant Description

Mesua is an evergreen tree that grows to height of 20-30 m with erect and upright trunk of about 90cm in diameter, supportive at the base and crown conic.

The leaves are pendulous petiole 5-8mm and are blunt reddish brown and drooping when young.

The flowers are 4-7.5 cm in diameter consist of four petals and a centre of numerous yellow stamens.

Cultivation

Mesua is an evergreen tree and national tree of Sri Lanka. It is mainly cultivated in Sri Lanka and other parts of world.

The flower generally blooms in July and August and generally thrives in full sunlight.

Parts Used

Wood, bark and flowers are used

Uses

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