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Sage Leaved Alangium
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Sage Leaved Alangium
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Sage Leaved Alangium, Hill sack tree, Stone mango • Hindi: अकोल akol, दीर्घकील dirghakila, नेदिष्ठ nedishth, पीतसार pita-sara, ताम्रफल tamraphala • Kannada: ಅಂಕೋಲ Ankola ಅಂಕೋಥ Ankotha ಗುಡ್ಡದ ಗೋಣಿ Guddada goni, ಕಲ್ಲುಮಾವು Kallu maavu ಕಲ್ಲುಮಾವಿನ ಮರ Kallu maavina mara • Malayalam: അങ്കോലം ankolam, കരങ്കോലം karankolam, വള്ളി അങ്കോലം valli ankolam • Marathi: अंकोळ ankol • Oriya: ଅଙ୍କୋଟ ankota, ଲମ୍ବ କର୍ଣ୍ଣ lamba karnna, ପୀତ ସାର pita sara • Pali: अंकोल ankol • Sanskrit: अङ्कोलः Ankola अङ्कोलकः Ankolaka, अङ्कोठः Ankotha, अङ्कोठकः Ankothaka, निकोचकः Nikochaka • Tamil: ஏறழிஞ்சில் eralincil • Telugu: నల్ల అంకోడము nalla ankolamu, నల్ల ఊడుగ nalla uduga • Tibetan: kang ka ra • Tulu: ಅಂಕೋಲೆದ ಮರ ankole-da mara Source: Names of Plants in India
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.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Maharashtra.

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