Scolopia crenata (Wight & Arn.) Clos

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Not available
Synonym: Phoberos crenatus Wight&Arn.
Common Name: Charalu, Kakkamaram, Saralamaram
Flowering & Fruiting Period: October - April
Distribution: Indo-Malaysia
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Uses: The leaves are used for treating musco-skeletal pain. The bark has been shown to have antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.
Key Characteristics: Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, armed with thorns; bark greyish-brown. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, margin crenate or serrate. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary racemes. Sepals 4-6, ovate. Petals 4-6, oblong, glabrous. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary one celled, few ovuled. Fruit a berry, globose; seeds few.