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Gardenia spinosa Thunb. Posoqueria dumetorum Roxb. Posoqueria longispina L. Posoqueria nutans Roxb. Randia dumetorum Gaert. Randia nutans Roxb. Randia spinosa Thunb. Xeromphis spinosa Thunb. Keay A small tree or deciduous shrub, spines sharp, stout, straight, axillary, opposite-decussate, 1. Leaves opposite or fascicled on dwarf branches, obovate, 2.

Stipules deltoid or broadly ovate, acuminate, ciliate on the margins. Flowers solitary, rarely 2—3 on a peduncle, subterminal on dwarf leafy branchlets, yellowish, green-whitish-turning pale when old, fragrant 2—2. Calyx 1. Corolla 1. Stigma fusiform. Fruit yellow-ovoid or subglohose, 25—38 cm long, smooth or obscurely ribbed, crowned by large calyx-lobes.

Seeds numerous, embedded in pulp, flattened. Type: Macao-China, J. Bladh s. A rare or under collected species in our area. Wood is used for agricultural implements, fences and fuel. The bark and fruits are medicinal; ripe fruits are emetic, root bark is administrated in nauseate bowel complaints. Related Links opens in a new window Treatments in Other Floras www.

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Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng.

A globose berry; yellow, with a crown of enlarged calyx-lobes; seeds numerous, smooth, embedded in fleshy pulp. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.


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Catunaregam spinosa Thunberg Tirveng. Randia dumetorum Retz. In Indo-China, powdered and roasted fruits without seeds are used externally to treat ulcers, and the bark is used internally against diarrhoea and dysentery and to regulate menses. In India, the bark is used to treat diarrhoea and dysentery; the plant is also used there in traditional medicine to treat bronchitis, asthma, leucoderma and diseases of the brain, and the fruit pulp for poulticing sores. In Africa, C. A decoction of the powdered root is applied directly on melanomas, and the infusion is administered orally as an emetic and to relieve fever, nausea, general coughs, toothache, pains during pregnancy, dizziness, menorrhagia, depressed fontanelle, snakebites and gonorrhoea. The fruits are used as a substitute for soap.

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