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Friday, January 27, 2012

Gomphia serrata

Small trees up to 5 m tall. Distributed through out the Indo-malayan region. Found in secondary forests and in the margins of evergreen forest and in open formations up to 1200m. this specimen has been collected from my homestead at Calicut, Kerala at an altitude of 60 m above MSL. The bitter roots and leaves are used against stomach complaints. The twigs are used against toothache.

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