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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 190. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Type: Habitat in Aegypto, Malabaria, Hb. Linn. 253.1 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, India Sri-Lanka.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Cultivated and sometimes found as an escape. The pulpy drupe is edible. The bark, leaves and fruit have medicinal properties, are used variously as diuretic, demulcent and in stomacht aches.
Illustration: Cordia myxa L. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi & Islamabad: Rawalpindi, Aitchison 473 (K); id. cultivated tree, Sadiq Gill 1592 (RAW); D-8 Lahore, 1000', April, 1846, T. Thomson s.n. (K); Kashmir: C-7 Mirpur, 18.6.1953, R. R. Stewart & E. Nair s.n. (RAW).

 

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A deciduous tree 3-5 m tall. Young shoots and branches with a rusty pubescence, glabrate at length. Leaves 6-12.5 x 43-8.2 cm, suborbicular. elliptic-ovate to oblong-ovate, 3-nerved, acute or obtuse, subentire to sinuate-crenate or dentate, glabrous to dense tomentose on under surface, base cuneate to rounded. Petiole 2.5-43 cm long. Flowers not seen. Drupe 20 mm long, ovoid, apiculate, brownish-yellow, base partly surrounded by the enlarged, ± broadly cupular calyx.
 
 
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