Pittosporum dasycaulon Miq.

Pittosporum dasycaulon Miq. (PITTOSPORACEAE)
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Common name
Kannada : Boogri

Description:  Small trees; young branches densely tomentose. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 15 x 4 cm, cuneate at base, acute at apex. Flowers in densely brownish tomentose, short, corymbose panicles. Sepals 5, ovate, pilose outside. Petals 5, greenish yellow, oblong, up to 10 x 2.5 mm. Stamens 5. Ovary ovoid, tomentose. Capsules globose, ca 1.3 cm across, densely tomentose, 2-valved; valves woody with transverse corrugations inside. Seeds usually 6-8, black or pinkish black.

Flowering & Fruiting: September- February.

Distribution: In semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests of Western Ghats.Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Uses: Extract of the stem bark shows antibacterial and antifungal properties.