Dysoxylum binectariferum

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Name and publication

Dysoxylum binectariferum (Roxb.) Hook. f., Trans. Linn. Soc. 25: 212 (1866).

Description

Segments of the capsules of D. binectariferum are sold in the potpourri trade as “lafi pods.” The capsule is woody-coriaceous, 5 cm in diameter, but the four segments per capsule are pear-shaped and curled in upon themselves on drying, 3-6 cm long when stretched out, heavily veined or ribbed, anastomosing on the outside, smooth on the inside.

Nativity and distribution

Dysoxylum binectariferum is native to India and Sri Lanka.

Family

Meliaceae

Synonymy

Guarea binectarifera Roxb.

Dysoxylum macrocarpum Bedd.