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|
|Local Name||Madara (මදාරා)|