Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheru thali ( Antidesmsa sp. )

Botanical name :  Antidesmsa sp.
Synonym:  Stilago banius.

Family : Euphorbiaceae

Other names:
                                Nulaidali (Tamil)

Cheruthali is an evergreen  understory shrub/tree, commonly found in Western Ghat.
Leaves: Simple, alternate, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate.

Inflorescence:   Axillery or terminal, flowers in 8-10 cm long glabrous spikes.

Fruits are edible, drupes with one seed and found in clusters.

Medicinal use:
Leaves are used in the treatment of snake bite.

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