Technical report

Chukrasia: biology, cultivation and utilisation

Date released
01 January 2000
Publication Code

A. Kalinganire and K Pinyopusarek


This technical report on Chukrasia has been prepared as part of ACIAR forestry project FST/1996/005. 'Development of domestication strategies for commercially important species of Meliceae'. The information is derived from existing literature and personal communications, as well as observations by the authors. Chukrasia is a priority tree for plantation forestry and genetic conservation in many tropical countries including Australia, China, India, Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. It has been planted as a shade tree for coffee plantations in India, and is being domesticated as an agroforestry tree in China, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.