Lac tree, Macassar Oil tree, Ceylon Oak. Kusum, Kusumba, Kusim

Scientific Name : Schleichera oleosa
Family : Sapindaceae
Common Name : Lac tree, Macassar Oil tree, Ceylon Oak. Kusum, Kusumba, Kusim
Description:
It is a very tall tree with compound leaves. The new leaves, around month of March are very colourful & can shame any other flowering tree. Seeds yield oil called Macassar, which is used in cosmetics & has medicinal properties. The tree is host to Kusumi Lac. Native to India.
Propagation : Root cuttings, seeds
Longevity : Perennial

 

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