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Kokoona zeylanica Thwaites in Hook., Kew J. Bot. 5: 380. t. 6. 1853; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 616. 1875.

Trees. Leaves variable, lanceolate, elliptic or obovate, generally 6-10 cm long, apex rounded to pointed, margin crenate to serrate, coriaceous, on drying dark olive green above, grey beneath; petiole ca 1 cm long. Calyx lobes semi-orbicular or reniform. Petals broadly ovate, orange-brown, punctate, coriaceous. Capsule oblong, 3-10 cm long, obtusely trigonous.

Distrib. India: Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.

Uses. Bark contain oil which is used in burning lamps, as it catches fire easily.

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