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Orange climber

Scientific name of Orange climber: Toddalia asiatica 

Name of Orange climber in different languages:-

English: Forest pepper / wild orange tree / Lopez-root tree

Sanskrit: Tikshnaksha, Kancana, Dahana

Malayalam: Kakkathudali കാക്കത്തുടലി, Mulakuthanni മുളകുതാന്നി

Plant description:-

Forest pepper or wild orange tree is woody, thorny climber vine; reach to the height of 10 m in  length. Leaves are tri-foliolated; leaflets sessile, 3 cm-6 cm and 1.5 cm-2.5 cm, shiny green and smelled like citrus, ovate, margin entire, venation pinnate, flowers are yellowish. Fruits are orange  and about 5 mm wide, taste like an orange peel. Seeds are dispersed by birds.

Useful plant parts:

Root, Leaf, flower, seed.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 ovate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

Influenza, anti-malaria, anti-viral and cough

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23207061

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