Benth. & Hook. f. ex Dyer
It is a tropical plant found in Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The trees flower when there is dry weather followed by wet weather than dry weather again. It has pink flowers and can be up to 20 meters tall, though they rarely achieve the size required for timber exploitation.
The Catalogue of Life lists the subspecies C. formosum subsp. pruniflorum (Kurz) Gogelein
In Laos, Cratoxylum fomosum trees are used:
- for the production of charcoal 
- for their edible young leaves, which can be differentiated as either sour (ສົ້ມ), smooth (ມ່ອນ) or blood-red (ເລືອດ), possibly depending on subspecies (such as sp. prunifolium).
- Laotian: ໄມ້ຕີ້ວ [mâi tȋːw]
- Malay: mampat
- Thai: ผักติ้ว Phak tiu
- Vietnamese: thành ngạnh đẹp (subsp. prunifolium : thành ngạnh vàng)
- "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Cratoxylum formosum.". Retrieved 13 March 2017.
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