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The scientific name of Pittosporum: Pittosporum tetraspermum Wight & Arn.

Name of Pittosporum in different languages:-

English: Pittosporum, Kachappatta

Sanskrit: Vishadhani

Malayalam: Chuvanna analivegam- ചുവന്ന അണലിവേഗം, Kachapatta-കച്ചപ്പട്ട

Tamil: Suneri

Plant description:

It is a small, evergreen tree 12-15 m tall; diameter 30 cm; bark dark brown with pungent smell; leaves dark green above, paler beneath; narrowly oblong acute or acuminate margin white, base, glabrous; lateral veins and reticulations obscure; Petioles 1.2-1.8 cm long; flowers umbellate racemes. Sepals pubescent, subulate 2.5 mm long. Petals pale yellow, linear oblong, 1 cm long. Capsule greenish-yellow; seeds red.It is propagated by cuttings.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat poisonous bites (snake bites)

Chemical content:

Medicinal properties:

Antidote, anti bacterial,  antioxidant, anticancer and anti-fungal


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