Flowers have good aroma. An endamic tree to Sri Lanka.
Horsfieldia iryaghedhi is an evergreen tree growing 5 - 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be 50cm in diameter.
Stilt roots are sometimes present when the plant is growing in wet soil.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, essential oil, and a wax that can be obtained from its fruit. It is cultivated as an ornamental in parts of Asia.
This species was not found during the extensive forest surveys conducted for the National Conservation Review in the 1990's, indicating that it is either extremely rare or possibly extinct. The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)
A wax can be obtained from cooking the fruits.
The male flowers are extremely fragrant, with precisely the scent of sandal-wood ; a scent is made from them.
The wood is white to light yellow with red streaks.
It is moderately heavy and even-grained.
It is used locally for making boats[
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