Found in east and central Nepal, typically in moist situations near streams; it grows up to altitudes of about 1500 m
The seed ripens in January and February; there are about 30,000 seeds kg-1. They can be stored for 3-4 months. Seed sown at the time of collection will produce plantable seedlings by the monsoon. Germination is apt to be rather poor and irregular.
Growth is fast, trees four years old reaching 4 m in height by 5 cm
diameter. It has been used for planting in Assam, but only does well on deep
rich soils in moist localities.
The timber is of excellent quality, and is used for furniture, house-building, doors and windows, etc. It weighs 830 kg m-3 and makes a good charcoal.