Yellow Cow Wood

Cratoxylum cochinchinense (or Cratoxylon cochinsinensis (Lour.) Blume, an orthographic variant often still used in Vietnam, where the species was described) is a plant now placed in the family Hypericaceae. The specific epithet cochinchinense is from the Latin meaning "of Cochinchina". In Vietnamese C. cochinchinense is usually called thành ngạch nam or lành ngạnh nam, other names include: hoàng ngưu mộc, hoàng ngưu trà and đỏ ngọn.

Cratoxylum cochinchinense
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Dehiscent seed capsules, leaves and trunk: Cat Tien National Park specimen
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Characteristic trunk of young tree (with epiphytic orchids)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Cratoxylum
C. cochinchinense
Binomial name
Cratoxylum cochinchinense

Ancistrolobus ligustrinus Spach
Cratoxylum biflorum (Lam.) Turcz.
Cratoxylum chinense (Hance) Merr.
Cratoxylum hypoleuca Elmer
Cratoxylum lanceolatum Miq.
Cratoxylum ligustrinum (Spach) Blume
Cratoxylum myrtifolium Blume
Cratoxylum petiolatum Blume
Cratoxylum polyanthum Korth.
Cratoxylum polyanthum var. ligustrinum Blume
Cratoxylum polyanthum var. ligustrinum (Spach) Dyer
Cratoxylum wightii Blume
Elodea chinensis Hance
Elodes chinensis Hance
Hypericum biflorum Lam.
Hypericum cochinchinense Lour.
Oxycarpus cochinchinensis Lour.
Stalagmites erosipetala Miq.

In Malesia the trees are cut for derum timber.

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