Kingdom: Plantae Order: Malpighiales Family: Putranjivaceae Genus:Putranjiva Species:Putranjiva roxburghii Common name: Child- life tree Origin: India
Description: Evergreen tree, with pendent branches, grey bark, leaves are long, elliptic- oblong to ovate –lanceolate, dark-green, shining, flowers small, make in dense rounded clusters, yellowish, femal ,solitary or 2-3 together, green.
Wood used for house- building, agricultural implements, tool handles and turnery.
Leaves and stones given in decoction for cold, fever, and rheumatism.
Leaves also lopped for fodder.
Stones strung into rosaries and necklaces.
Seeds yield fatty oil used for burning. Kernels also yield an essential oil.