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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Toona ciliata

Known as Toon or Indian Mahogany or Indian cedar, Toona ciliata is a fast growing tree in the Meliaceae family which grows throughout southern Asia from Afghanistan to Papua New Guinea and Australia.It is locally known as "chandanavembu". it is deciduous in nature with a spreading crown, attaining a height of 20-30 m. Toona ciliata is grown as shade trees in cash crop plantations. its timber is used in match box and plywood industries. medicinal uses have also been reported for this species.

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