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Vateria indica
Vateria indica, Illustration.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Vateria
Species: V. indica
Binomial name
Vateria indica
  • Vateria malabarica Blume

Vateria indica (Kannada ಧೂಪದ ಮರ)is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to India. It is threatened by habitat loss. This tree grows like a palm but has blunt thorns along its trunk.


The resin extracted by scratching the tree's bark is used as a natural incense in India. the [stilbenoids] in resins have been shown to have some anti tumour effects. The resin is used as an Ayurvedic medicine.



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