Toona ciliata Roem.
Synonym                    : Cedrela toona Roxb. ex Rottl. & Willd.
Family                        : Meliaceae
Local Names              : Chandanavembu, Vembu, Sandal neem

Flowering and fruiting period: February – May  
Distribution: Indo-Myanmar; cultivated in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Africa and the Hawaiian Islands
Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: No
Uses: Leaves edible when cooked. The bark is a powerful astringent, febrifuge, tonic, and antiperiodic. It is used to treat chronic dysentery and wounds. A resinous gum obtained from the bark is used to treat boils. The flowers contain a red colouring matter and also a sulphur-coloured dye. A fibre obtained from the bark has been used traditionally for twines and the manufacture of string bags.
Key Characters: Semi-deciduous trees, to 30 m high, bark reddish-brown, rough. Leaves paripinnate, alternate, clustered at the tips of branchlets; leaflets 12-30, opposite, ovate,  margin entire or serrate. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal or axillary drooping panicles. Calyx cupular; lobes 5, ovate, tomentose, margin ciliate. Petals 5, white, oblong, imbricate. Stamens 5, free, inserted on the top of disc. Ovary superior, ovoid, 5-celled. Fruit a capsule, 5-valved; seeds many, oblong, thin, winged at both ends.