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Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year but peak in August to February (flowers greenish or greenish-white; fruits yellowish green).

Distrib. Common in peninsular India in open forests and semievergreen forests; also along roadsides, on clayey soil, from sea level up to 1400 m altitude. West Bengal, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Rare in West Bengal and Mizoram.

Sri Lanka.

Uses. A poultice prepared from the roots is applied to forehead for relief from headache (The Wealth of India, Raw Materials 10: 272. 1976).

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