Cleistanthus collinus

Cleistanthus collinus Cleistanthus collinus Cleistanthus collinus

Cleistanthus collinus - Small deciduous tree. Leaves are alternate, quite entire, leathery, circular, broadly-obovate or elliptic, 1.5-3 inches long. Leaf stalk is 6 mm long. Flowers are yellowish-green, in small silky hairy clusters in leaf axils. Capsule is woody, stalkless, spherical, obscurely 3-rarely 4-lobed, 1.5-2 cm in diameter, dark-brown, shining. The bark is used to poison fish, and the outer crust of the capsule and the leaves and roots are also said to be exceedingly poisonous.

Scientific Name Cleistanthus collinus
Family Name EUPHORBIACEAE
English Name Garari
Local Name Madara (මදාරා)
Sanskrit Name
Conservation Status
Status Native
Edible Parts None

Cleistanthus collinus Cleistanthus collinus Cleistanthus collinus

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