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Pakistan | Family List | Flacourtiaceae | Casearia

Casearia tomentosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2:421. 1824. Clarke in Hk. f. Fl. Br. Ind. 2: 593. 1879; Brandis, Ind. Trees 343. 1911 ; parker, Forst. Fl.

Vern. Chilla

Small trees, c. 8 m tall. Branches tomentose. Leaves 5-12 cm long, oblong to lanceolate, tomentose; margin slightly serrate; stipules linear, 1.5 mm long. Flowers in clusters. Sepals 4-5, 2-3 mm long, ovate to obovate, tomentose. Stamens 10-12, alternating with the staminodes. Style short; stigma capitate. Capsule ellipsoid, c.1cm long. seeds many, embedded in red pulp.

Fl. Per. March May.

Distribution: Foot hill zone in West Pakistan, India extending to Malaysia, and North Australia.

The juice from the fruit is used as a fish poison. The wood is good for making combs.


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