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Feb 5, 2010, 1:49:40 AM2/5/10
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February - 2010

Dear Nature Lovers,

Greetings from oikos !
Lets get acquainted with a commonly found extensive climber which can also be a part of beautification !
Green flowers of Ukshi go off unnoticed but the greenish – pink fruits turning brown are very attractive.
Regards,
Ketaki & Manasi.

Ukshi / Dhawsher
Scientific name: Calycopteris floribunda
Family: Combretaceae
A perennial, shrubby climber, frequently found in moist deciduous forests & degraded patches in high rainfall areas like Kokan & Sahyadri. It grows in association with other vegetation, on trees in dense patches while, forms clusters in open areas. It has Yellowish green flowers in showy bunches during January – February. Fruits are papery Green - Pink with persistent calyx when raw, turning Yellow – Brown during May. Fruits are easily carried by wind.
Medicinal Uses: Roots, leaves, twigs, flowers, fruits are used in various diseases as medicine.
Cluster acts as anchoring places for fauna and flora to regenerate.

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