Tree, 5-22 m tall. Leaves ovate with 5-9 palmate veins. Flowers white or greenish with fragrant odour. Fruit fleshy and waxy, red or white. It is believed to be seed dispersed by flying foxes (bats).
It occurs throughout the tropics, exclusively in coastal areas.
Natural Medical Properties
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The Chinese lantern tree has a light, perishable wood and has been used for many things, like fishing rods, fish net floats, wooden sandals, fan handles, furniture etc.