Cantleya corniculata - (Becc.) R.A.Howard
Common Name Daru
Family Icacinaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A canopy tree in primary forest[ 384 ]. Lowland forest, often under swampy conditions[ 334 ]. Drier parts of primary freshwater swamp forest, or drier hill forest, at elevations up to 300 metres, apparently local and scattered, on marshy or sandy soil[ 451 ].
Range Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Tender Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun

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Cantleya corniculata is a tropical tree found in Asia that grows up to 40 m tall and has a high, dense crown and straight bole. The fruit is edible though unattractive and of poor quality. The wood is brownish-yellow in colour and has a strong and aromatic scent. It is very heavy and very durable. Found In: Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, SE Asia. Other Names: bedaru, samala, bedaru, garu buwaja, tusam

Cantleya corniculata Daru
Cantleya corniculata Daru
Physical Characteristics
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Cantleya corniculata is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Cantleya johorica Ridl. Platea corniculata Becc. Stemonurus corniculatus (Becc.) Ridl. Urandra corni

Edible Uses
Fruit[ 451 ]. Said to be of a rather poor quality[ 451 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
Other uses rating: High (4/5). The brownish-yellow wood has a strong, aromatic scent. It is close-grained, hard, very heavy, does not split and is very durable in the ground[ 46 , 451 ]. Because of its fragrance, it is sometimes used as a substitute for sandalwood (Santalum spp.)[ 451 ]. It is used for heavy outdoor work, house and ship building, bridges, flag poles etc[ 46 , 451 ]. However, because it is prone to shrink and warp, it is only suitable for furniture or turnery if it has been fully seasoned[ 451 ].
Cultivation details
A plant of the moist, lowland tropics.
Other Names
Cantleya corniculata or Daru. Other Names: bedaru, samala, bedaru, garu buwaja, tusam
Found In
Found In: Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, SE Asia.
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Status: Vulnerable A1cd
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