Psydrax dicoccos Gaertn

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Santhan P

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Jan 4, 2014, 11:34:53 PM1/4/14
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Psydrax dicoccos Gaertn  (=Plectronia didyma(C.F. Gaertn) Bedd, Canthium dicoccum (Gaertn.) Merr.), Fam: Rubiaceae

small tree, Gopachandram, near Kamandoddi, Krishnagiri DT, Altitude around 850m
flowering, wild tree, near water stream, the wood of the tree is called torch of the forest, because the fresh wood will burn well.
The bark and leaves are medicinal.
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JM Garg

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Aug 15, 2022, 6:27:59 AMAug 15
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This appears to be Psydrax umbellatus (Wight) Bridson as flowers umbellate on a short very stout compressed peduncle as per IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) vis a vis cymes compressed shortly peduncled for Canthium didymum C.F.Gaertn. (syn. of Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos as per POWO) as per IBIS Flora (Flora of British India).  
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