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Ceylon
Boxwood

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Ceylon Boxwood

Psydrax dicoccos

Ceylon Boxwood is a small evergreen tree. Bark is grey, smooth, peeling in vertical long, narrow strips. Leaves are deep green, leathery variable in shape and size, ovate- elliptic or lanceshape, pointed, base narrow, blunt or heart-shaped. Flowers are white or greenish white, fragrant, in stalked flat-topped clusters. Ceylon Boxwood grows wild in most parts of tropical India including the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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Regional Names
  • Kannada:
    ಅಮ್ಮೆ ಪಣ್ಣು, ಹಣಗೆ, ಕೊಡವ
  • Malayalam:
    നന്യുല്
  • Marathi:
    अरसुल, तुपा
  • Tamil:
    நந்ஜுல், நல்லமந்ரம்
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Taxanomy

GENTIANALES
RUBIACEAE
Psydrax dicoccos

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