Berrya cordifolia

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Trincomalee Wood
Berrya cordifolia Govindoo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Berrya
Species: B. cordifolia
Binomial name
Berrya cordifolia
(Willd.) Burret
  • Berrya ammonilla Roxb.
  • Espera cordifolia Willd.
  • Triopterys poliandra Blanco [1]

The (Trincomalee wood, (Berrya cordifolia), is a species of tree native to much of Southeast Asia[2] and introduced to Africa.[3] It occurs in the forests of Christmas Island[4] and Sri Lanka where it naturally occurs in the dry zone in the up country. It is widely used for timber,[2] and its bark is used for fibers.[3] The wood has a number of uses, including furniture and historical applications in shipbuilding. It grows up to 27 meters tall.

It is known as හල්මිල්ල (Halmilla) in Sinhalese and as சமுளை Chamu'lai, Tiriconamalai maram in Tamil.[5]


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