Very rarely found growing wild. Distribution: Native to subtropical Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Malesian region and Australia and presently cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics. Ecology: Native to wet tropical lowlands up to 1, m altitude. Midrib and nerves prominent, veins reticulate, leaf stalk 1. The reddish wood is used for turnery, household items and implements. Distribution: Cultivated on small scale throughout the tropics and subtropics including all countries in Southeast Asia.