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Pakistan | Family List | Capparidaceae | Crataeva | Crataeva adansonii

Crataeva adansonii subsp. odora (Ham.) Jacobs in Blumea. 12(2) : 198. f. 14. 1964. Crataeva odora Ham. in Trans. Linn. Soc., 15: 118. 1827; Fl. Malesiana, 1(6): 66. 1960.

Vern. Barna'.

Distinguished by its ovate-lanceolate leaflets, abruptly acuminate with longer tips (usually more than 1.5 cm long), with firmer texture, and often drying red-brownish in the herbarium; fruits about 4 cm in diam. and with smooth surface; gynophore a little shorter, stout and slender.

Fl. Per. March June.

Type: Not precisely designated.

Distribution: India, E. Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma, Indochina, S. China, Malesia, Phillipines etc. Known from cultivated plants only in W. Pakistan.

The wood is said to be durable and moderately hard. It is used in making drums, toys, models and writing boards etc. The fruit is edible and the bark is used as a tonic.


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