What is gamari wood?

Gmelina arborea, (in English beechwood, gmelina, goomar teak, Kashmir tree, Malay beechwood, white teak, yamane ), locally known as gamhar, is a fast-growing deciduous tree in the family Lamiaceae.

What is the English name of Gmelina arborea?

Plant profile:

Family Verbenaceae
Hindi name Gamhar, Khamer, Gambhari, Sewan
English name Candahar tree, White Teak
Trade name Gamhar, Gambhari
Parts used Root, leaves, bark and fruit

Is Gmelina a hardwood or softwood?

a deciduous tree that grows remarkably fast, gmelina is a common sight as a shade tree along country roads in the Philippines. A lightweight hardwood, gmelina produces good quality pulp for the production of writing paper and carton board.

How fast does Gmelina tree grow?

The growth of the species is remarkably fast and on good sites can reach 20 m height in 5 years. The tree attains more than 30 m in height with about 60 cm dbh at maturity. Form of the tree is fair to good, with 6–9 m of clear bole. Some trees can reach 3 m after a year from planting and 20 m after 4.5 years.

What does Gmelina wood look like?

Gmelina arborea wood is pale yellow to cream-coloured or pinkish-buff when fresh, turning yellowish brown on exposure and is soft to moderately hard, light to moderately heavy.

Is Gmelina tree poisonous?

The aqueous extract of Gmelina arborea was found safe in acute and repeated dose toxicity studies when tested in rodents.

Is Gmelina invasive?

arborea has escaped from plantations and entered wild habitats where it is now replacing native trees and becoming invasive (IUCN, 2013).

What is the benefits of Gmelina tree?

Both the fruit and bark have medicinal properties against bilious fever. Leaf sap is taken as a demulcent to treat gonorrhoea and cough, and it is applied to wounds and ulcers. The roots are considered to have tonic, stomachic and laxative properties, and the flowers have been used to treat leprosy and blood diseases.