Bridelia retusa

Bridelia retusa Bridelia retusa Bridelia retusa

Bridelia retusa - A small tree, young parts pubescent. Leaves simple; lamina 8.7-1.2 cm long, glabrous above, minute pubescence beneath; petioles short; stipules lanceolate. Inflorescence spicate, rarely branched. Flowers unisexual, green tinged withered with a purple disc, on very short pedicels. Fruit a drupe with two, one seeded pyrenes on persistent calyx and petal, about 8 mm diameter, globose, purplish-black.

Scientific Name Bridelia retusa
Family Name EUPHORBIACEAE
English Name Spinous Kino tree
Local Name Ketakela (කැටකෑල)
Sanskrit Name Mahaveera / Asana
Conservation Status Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Status Native
Edible Parts Fruit (Wild fruit)

Bridelia retusa Bridelia retusa Bridelia retusa

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