Friday, December 2, 2016

Indian garcinia- കുടംപുളി

Scientific name-Garcinia gummi-gutta 

English: Brindleberry, Malabar tamarind, pot tamarind
Hindi: Bilathy Amly बिलाति अंलि
Malayalam: Kudampuly

Plant description:

Indian garcinia or Pot tamarind tropical tree grows up to 12 m tall. Leaves are simple, opposite, petiole 5 to 1.6 cm long, elliptic, tapered to apex, trunk and bark are reddish brown color and with yellowish sticky latex, flowers are borne in axillary as clusters, calyx cream and petals pink. Fruits or berries resembled with pumpkin and pale green to yellow when ripe, globose, 6 to 8 grooved, 5 cm in diameter and many seeded. Dried fruits except seeds are the useful part.

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