Botanical name: Putranjiva roxburghii Family: Putranjivaceae (Puranjiva family)
Synonyms: Drypetes roxburghii, Nageia putranjiva
Putranjiva is a famous, moderate-sized, evergreen tree, growing up to 12 m in height. It has pendant branches and dark grey bark having horizontal lenticels. Leaves are simple, alternately arranged, dark green, shiny, elliptic-oblong, distantly serrated. Male flowers, with short stalks, in rounded axillary clusters, female flowers 1-3 in leaf axil. Fruits ellipsoid or rounded drupes, white velvety; seed normally one, stone pointed, rugose, very hard.
Medicinal uses: Bark and leaves used as medicine; leaves and fruits used as medicine for rheumatism.
Identification credit: Shaista Ahmad
The flower labeled Putranjiva is ...