Species: Schima wallichi
Common name: Needle wood, Chialuni
Description: Leaves oblong, lanceolate, elliptic- oblong or ovate to obovate, cuneate to round at base, acute to short acuminate at apex. Flowers white, fragrant, narrowly oblong, retuse.
- Wood used for building purposes, bridges, planking canoes, agricultural implements, fancy articles, pit and mine- props, and veneers.
- Also suitable for tea chest plywood, rice mortars, and matches and paper pulp.
- Bark used for dyeing and processing of skins.
- Bark and leaves contain tannin.
Image credit: By Mr. Puskar Pande at FRI, Dehradun campus.