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The species has been listed by the IUCN as threatened.
The kokun is a large tree with a rough grey bark. It flowers from March to May.
The inner bark has been used by jewellers as a polish.
- Kokoona zeylanica in BoDD – Botanical Dermatology Database
- Duraisamy, S. (28 July 2008). "Man feels the pinch for 'kokum' bark offence". Daily News. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
- "Kokoona zeylanica". Asia Medicinal Plants Database. National Agrobiodiversity Centre. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
- Rajathewa, R A M P. "List of Threatened Plants according to IUCN Red Data Book (1999)". Environment Sri Lanka. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
- Wijesundara, D S A. "Inventory, documentation and status of medicinal plants research in Sri Lanka" (PDF). Medicinal Plants Research in Asia. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
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