Australia, China and South East Asia
Grows on damp soil, often in secondary forests along river courses and on the edges of wetlands. Susceptible to weeds, frost, drought and soil wetness.
White with a slight yellowish tinge. Easy to apply. Not very durable without correct treatment.
Shady trees for catch crops. Wood for furniture and construction. Bark as antipyretic medicine.
In India, Java and Malaysia religiously and culturally highly esteemed. In Hinduism often mentioned in connection with Krishna. The fresh leaves are sometimes used as napkins or plates.