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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

elaeocarpus tuberculatus

This plant is locally known as Badraksham and is a wild relative of the much known rudraksham (Elaeocarpus ganitrus). this plant is distributed through out the wet regions of the western ghat and are charcterised with Tall trunks up to 40 m with plank buttresses and horizontal branching pattern as in Badam plant (Terminalia catappa).Young leaves are reddish and seeds are elliptic-oblong compressed deeply, unlike the Rudraksham.

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