Rain Tree is a medium sized tree to 22(-40) m tall, diameter 120-150 cm, and a shorts trunk. Bark dark grey to light brown with horizontal lentils. Crown spreading, relatively dense with drooping foliage. Branching habit uniform, but irregularities occur when the tree is damaged.The tree produces an insoluble gum which is mixed with other gums and used as an extender.
A brown dye is obtained from the wood.
The heartwood of mature trees is a beautiful dark brown colour. The wood is hard, close-grained, 20 – 40% stronger than teak.
A premium quality wood, it is suitable for paneling and furniture.
It is also used for carts, wheels, farm implements and construction timbers.
A valuable fuel wood, dead and defective branches from shade trees are a major source of fuel.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate
Mature Seeds collected from 20 – 30 years Old Mother Trees.
|Uses||The bark is used in the manufacture of a fermented sugar cane wine, known as basi , and consumed in the Philippines.|