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Careya arborea Roxb.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Careya arborea
Family name: LECYTHIDACEAE
English name: Patana Oak
Wild Guava
Ceylon Oak
Sinhala name: Kahata (කහට)
Tamil name: Kachaddai
Aima
Karekku
Putatannimaram
Sanskrit name: Bhadrendrani
Girikarnika
Kaidarya
Kalindi
Conservation status: LC (NCS) 2012
Description: A small or middle-sized tree, up to 20 m tall with very thick rough dark grey bark; young branches with prominent leaf scars. Leaves 15-30 x 5-15 cm, usually sessile. Flowers 10 cm diameter, sessile, in swollen terminal spikes, each with a central oval bract; petals 5-7 cm long; filaments as long as petals. Fruit about 8 cm, green, crowned with persistent calyx segments and style, solid.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Young Fruit
Treatment for:  Ulcers
Cough
Skin Diseases
Genito -uterine Diseases 
Parts used in Treatment: Bark
Flowers
Young Fruits
Related Medical Properties: Astringent
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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