Shrub for id 280110MK3

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Muthu Karthick

Jan 28, 2010, 6:55:43 AM1/28/10
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Dear all,
Please help to id this shrub; in Tamil its called Kaarai 
Is this a Randia sp.?

The fruits smells exactly like that of Guava yet not palatable.
The fruits are used as Fish poison.
Place: Satyamangalam RF
Date: 21 Jan 2010
Muthu Karthick, N
Junior Research Fellow
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R. Vijayasankar

Jan 28, 2010, 6:59:45 AM1/28/10
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Randia dumetorum (= Catunaregum spinosa). The crushed fruits used for stupefying fish.

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With regards

R. Vijayasankar
FRLHT, Bangalore

Pankaj Oudhia

Jan 28, 2010, 7:04:16 AM1/28/10
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And monkeys eat outer portion of this toxic fruit.

Pankaj Oudhia
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