Four images of Calophyllum inophyllum; ballnut; punnaga, punnagam, punnakka, kamiani, calophyllus family, Calophyllaceae. A large evergreen tropical tree of native from East Africa, India, ad Australia, widespread in Pacific Islands and elsehwere in the tropics as an ornamental tree. Its high quality seed oil is used in cosmetics, believed to help regenerate tissue. Also a potential source of a biodiesel fuel. Photos by Michael Balick.
Michael Balick photos created by Steven Foster Group specializing in photos of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants