Mesua ferrea

Common name in Sri Lanka is Naa tree (iron wood)

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Na/ Iron wood
Botanical Name  Mesua ferrea
Origin of species  Native
Family  Clusiaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V9
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE    : 65
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -2.4g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -7-15cm
-Width -1.5 – 3.5 cm
Conservation Status
Growth Rate  Slow
Crown type  Conical
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep root
Preferred Soils  Wide range of soils
Impact on Soil  Enhance soil structure
Salinity tolerance
Human uses
Economic Importance  Timber, medicine, seed oil, cosmetic
Distribution  Wet, intermediate and dry zone
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  March -April
Flower Color  White
Fruit type  Dehiscent dry fruit