In DN8.14 the ascetic Kassapa mentions the use of the bark of the Tiritaka tree for clothing. What is the kind of tree which is meant here?
I did find the Symplocos racemosa, but it says (besides many medicinal benefits) only that its bark was used for dying robes so I wondered if this was the right one, if the bark could also be used to make garments…
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TREE SPECIES SYMPLOCOS RACEMOSA has antimicrobial ( bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses) properties- always eminently practical, they weren’t just dying the robes for colour:
A more modern take:
“Donating one kilogram (2.2 lb) of plastic bottles can help make a full set of monk robes,"