Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Hibiscus tiliaceus
Fuelwood
Lumber
Medicinal
Ornamental
Product
English Common Name
Coast cottonwood
Indonesian Common Name
Waru
Tree Family
Malvaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
6-22cm
Length
×
6-23cm
Width
Tree Height
Medium (20–35m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–800m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Africa, Asia, Oceania
SE Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Coffee Impact
Unknown
Prevalence
Unknown
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Planted on or near sandy shores

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Fuelwood
  • Lumber
  • Medicinal
  • Ornamental
  • Product

The bark used for ropes, the leaves used as wrappers, and the wood used for craft wood, dye, and marking boundaries. The fresh macerated bark makes water mucilaginous, and is prescribed to treat dysentery, the leaves are used as a laxative and to treat sore throat, pneumonia, cough, tuberculosis, and diarrhea, the pulverized roots are used to induce vomiting, and both the leaves and root are crushed in water and drunk to ease labor.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown