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Kan.: Kadunimb; Mal.: Kattunaregam; Mar.: Makad-limbu; Or.: Kattanarangi; Sans.: Atavi-jabira; Tam.: Kattelumichai; Tel.: Yerram unukudu, Adavi-nimma; Ur.: Kattanarunga.

Fl. Aug. -Feb., peak in Nov. -Dec.; Fr. Feb.- July.

Distrib. India: In coastal scrub jungles or moist or dry deciduous forests up to 1325 m. Common in western parts of peninsular India, throughout Eastern Ghats. Rather scarce on W. Ghats. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andaman Islands.

Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Malesia.

Notes. Wood which is hard and close-grained, is used for cabinet work and furniture. Because it is strong and shock- resistant, wood is also recommended for camp furniture. Berries are pickled. They yield an oil which is used in native medicine for chronic rheumatism and paralysis. Fresh leaves are applied as an antidote to snake bite.


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