Singkrang is an evergreen tree, commonly found in NE India - Manipur,
Mizorm, Assam etc. The tree is distinguished by its large elliptic leaves
which are conspicuously rusty-haired beneath. Flowers arise in lax
clusters of pink flowers. Flowers are very numberous, and the buds looks
like pink balls. Sepals are whitish, unlike a similar, better known
species Saurauia napaulensis, where the sepals are dark pink. Petals are
5, pink, strongly overlapping, giving a cup shape to the open flower.
Flowers generally hang looking down. Flowering: May-August.
A gummy or gelatinous substance produced by the
leaves is used for preparing hair pomade.