Common name: Sage Leaved Alangium • Hindi: Ankol अंकोल • Urdu: Ankula • Malayalam: Arinjl • Telugu: Urgu • Kannada: Ankolamara • Sanskrit: Ankolah • Tamil: Alandi
Botanical name: Alangium salviifolium Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Sage Leaved Alangium is a tall thorny tree native to India. It
grows to a height of about 3 to 10 meters.The bark is ash colored, rough and
faintly fissured. The leaves are elliptic oblong, elliptic lanceolate or
oblong lanceolate. The flowers are greenish white, fascilcled, axillary or on
old wood. The berries are ovoid, ellipsoid or nearly globose.glabrous, smooth
and violet to purple. The flowering season is February to June.
Medicinal uses: In Ayurveda the roots and the fruits are used for
treatment of rheumatism, and hemorrhoid.Externally it is used for the
treatment of bites of rabbits, rats, and dogs.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
|Photographed in Maharashtra.|