- L. indica Linn.
- L. speciosa Pers.
- L. tomentosa Presl.
Description: Small to medium sized deciduous tree. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic, young leaves pubescent beneath, mature leaves glabrous on both sides. Flowers white, fragrant in terminal panicles, calyx tube copular, capsules ovoid, each filled with 20- 30 seeds.
- The timber is used for building construction as posts, beams, rafters, etc. Locally used for agricultural implements, carts, furnitures, oars, canoes and cooperage. It is suitable for boxes, tool- handles, picker arms, golf-stick shafts, bent wood furniture etc. Selected timber with short wavy grain can make decorative furniture. It is found suitable for making plywood of various grades meeting the general requirements of general purpose plywood, preservative treated plywood, fire retardant plywood, concrete shuttering plywood and marine plywood.
- It is good for charcoal and fuel wood.
- Bark and leaves contain of tannin which is used for making skins.
- Tree is lopped for fodder. Tusser silkworms are also fed on the tree.