Oncoba spinosa Forssk.

 
  • Family : FLACOURTIACEAE
    (FLACOURTIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oncoba spinosa Forssk.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Often planted in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Introduced and cultivated in plains. The hard-shelled fruits are used as snuff boxes.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Introduced elsewhere
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., 1983. The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1); Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oncoba spinosa. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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