Economic importance of Putranjiva roxburghii
March 3, 2013 | Benefits of Trees | 3 Comments|
Species: Putranjiva roxburghii
Common name: Child- life tree
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.
I want to see this tree. Please advice.whether it is in Karnataka/ Tamil Nadu?
Yes. Its in Chennai region so it has to be in Tamilnadu. Has also been spotted in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chennai and also in govt parks. In Kerala also.
I would suggest you visit the website efloraindia and submit a request there. There are many specialists active on the website and can perhaps guide you better.
See this link for efloraindia- https://greencleanguide.com/2013/05/08/interview-with-mr-j-m-garg-founder-efloraofindia/