Igyo, Dysoxylum decandrum
We have a lot of volunteer plants scattered in our property and adjacent lands to the point that it is invasive. In fact, i consider it as that. Whenever i see the seedling in my path, i uproot it or cut them if i have a blade with me. That is because an already mature plant produces a lot of round pods dispersing viable seeds, and these pods have unfavorable smell that when they fall to the ground it really looks and smells yuck! So, my nephew and I call it the 'bad tree', which somehow sounds so really bad for the tree. I am sorry about that, it surely is just doing its job to preserve its species and in doing so produce oxygen for us.
Igyo, i am so sorry calling you that. I know your trunk is made into many useful things to help people. Your trunk is a bit soft so made into pallets, matchsticks, pulpwood and anything but household furniture. But that is not a cause to give you a bad name. If only your fruits are not emitting a foul smell, i can forgive your presence everywhere. Or maybe you wanted the distressed and disgruntled to call you an inspiration! So to balance my wrongdoings to you and your species, i will post your beautiful side, i hope i made amends.
its beautiful elegant stand is attracting onlookers (if it is alone)
even in deep thicket it is attracting people's attention, but animals don't eat it
the leaf patterns are lovely with slightly pale green color, the midribs are long with many opposite leaflets proudly getting sunlight in the wilderness
young leaves have reddish hue to withstand the strong ultraviolet rays, so it has a very good defense mechanism to live and be merry. If only we can eat your sprouts!
and your young leaves are so beautiful in that bent incline, if only your hairs are not sticky
I find your young leaves very beautiful. I hope others will find you beautiful too. But i cannot see any caterpillar at all feasting on your leaves. Suffice it to say, you give us ample share of what we breath!