The Indian Screw Tree is a shrub which can be found in Asia (India, South china, Thailand, Malaysia, Java) and Australia. The fruits are pods that are twisted like a screw with a pointed tip.
This plant is sometimes classified in the Malvaceae family but sometimes in a different family: Sterculiaceae.
East-Indian screw tree
Indian screw tree
Nut-leaved screw tree
Basic information and facts
India, South China, Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Australia.
Twisted pods with a pointed tip.
Climate and weather:
A tropical plant
It’s a shrub or small tree which can be 5 to 8 meters tall.
Different parts of the plants are used for their medicinal properties. The plant is a source of nutrients and antioxidants. It’s supposed to have anticancer, anti-diabetic and antimicrobial properties.
The bark can be used to make rope.