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Campus Trees

Calophyllum inophyllum


Family:  Calophyllaceae

Common Names: Nameru,  Purutamm Beauty Leaf, Oil-nut Tree, Tamanu.

Flowering Period: December – January








  • Tree to 20 m tall; bark smooth or with boat-shaped fissures, brown to pale grey; exudate milky or yellow.
  • Leaves broadly elliptic-oblong or obovate.
  • Flowers polygamous, white, fragrant. Sepals 4, reflexed. Petals usually 4, obovate to elliptic, reflexed.

Medicinal Uses

  • Coumarins isolated from the leaves and seeds have been shown to be inhibitors of HIV type 1. They might also be valuable as cancer chemo-preventive agents.
  • Seed extracts showed significant molluscicidal activity; the hydroxy acid calophyllic acid was isolated as the active compound.
  • The bark is used to treat orchitis.