Sage Leaved Alangium   
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Sage Leaved Alangium
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Sage Leaved Alangium • Hindi: Ankol अंकोल • Urdu: Ankula • Malayalam: Arinjl • Telugu: Urgu • Kannada: Ankolamara • Sanskrit: Ankolah • Tamil: Alandi
Botanical name: Alangium salviifolium    Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood family)

Sage Leaved Alangium is a tall thorny tree native to India. It grows to a height of about 3 to 10 meters.The bark is ash colored, rough and faintly fissured. The leaves are elliptic oblong, elliptic lanceolate or oblong lanceolate. The flowers are greenish white, fascilcled, axillary or on old wood. The berries are ovoid, ellipsoid or nearly globose.glabrous, smooth and violet to purple. The flowering season is February to June.
Medicinal uses: In Ayurveda the roots and the fruits are used for treatment of rheumatism, and hemorrhoid.Externally it is used for the treatment of bites of rabbits, rats, and dogs.
Photographed in Maharashtra.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,