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Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood

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 Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia
Family: Malvaceae
Malibayo, Trincomalee wood
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This tree with large heartshaped leaves is native to much of Southeast Asia and introduced to Africa. It occurs in the forests of Christmas Island and Sri Lanka where it naturally occurs in the dry zone in the up country. It is widely used for timber, and its bark is used for fibers. The wood has a number of uses, including furniture and historical applications in shipbuilding. Very ornamental in a landscape, it has showy seeds that look like bunches of pinkish to dark red flowers from a distance.


 Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood

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Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood

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