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Sterculia foetida L.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Sterculia foetida
Family name: STERCULIACEAE
English name: Bastard Poon Tree
Indian Almond
Wild Almond
Java Olive
Skunk Tree
Sinhala name: Telabu (තෙලඹු )
Thelembu (තෙළෙඹු)
Tamil name: Kadutenga
Kaduteynga
Pinari
Kutiraippitukku
Sanskrit name: Vitkhadirah
Niruri
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: Trees; branches verticillate and spreading. Leaves apically clustered, palmately 7-9-foliolate; stipules arrow-shaped; petiole 10-20 cm; leaflet blades elliptic-lanceolate, 10-15 ?? 3-5 cm, at first pilose, glabrescent when mature , base cuneate, margin entire, apex long acuminate or caudate . Inflorescence apical on branchlets, paniculate, erect, many-flowered. Male flowers: stamens 12-15, capitate. Female flowers: carpels 5, hairy. Fruit a follicle, ellipsoid and boat-shaped , 5-8 cm, woody, nearly glabrous, apex acute into beak, 10-15-seeded. Seeds black, ellipsoid, about 1.5 cm, smooth.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Available soon
Treatment for: Wounds
Ulcers
Parts used in Treatment: Leaves
Fruits
Related Medical Properties: Laxatives
Carminative
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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