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Chickrassia tabularis ... Chittagong wood ... Dalmara

Wood Ijeautifully marked, durable, fragrant, easily worked, and takes a good
polish. Used especially for furniture and cabinetwork. Weight 46 lbs. per cubic
foot. Bark astringent. Red and yellow dyes obtained from the flowers.

Cochlcspernum gossypium Arisina buruga

The fine floss from the seeds, also called silk-cotton, is used for stuffing pillows in
hospitals in Europe, but locally considered to cause much heat. The gum from the
trunk is used for tragacanth in mirthern India. Wood of no value ; weight about
17 lbs. per cubic foot.



8o FLORA

Cordia iililiijua ... ... ... ... ... ... Chadle

Very simil.ir to C. niyxa (p. 70) in character. Flowers larger, and jilant more hairy.

Cordia rothii ... ... ... ... ... ... Narvalli

A coarse fibre from the hark used for ropes. Wood said to be grey, compact, and
hard.

Crata-va religiosa ... ... ... ... ... ... Nirvala

Wood soft and even-grained. Said to be used for drums, combs, and in turnery.
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