Botanical name: Maesa indica Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Baeobotrys indica, Maesa dubia, Maesa indica var. perrottetiana
Wild Berry is a large, evergreen, glabrous shrub, with a thin, warty bark. Leaves are ovate-oblong to elliptic-lanceshaped, 7.5-15 cm long, 3-7 cm broad, toothed, pointed to long-pointed, base rounded to narrowed, stalk 1-2.5 cm long. Flowers are small, 4-5 mm across, white, usually in branched racemes in leaf axils, shorter than leaves. Calyx is bell-shaped. Petals are ovate, blunt, rotate, minutely toothed at margins. Berry is 5-7 mm across, spherical, whitish, surrounded by persistent calyx. It has soft, brownish wood which is used as fuel. Fruit and bark are said to be used in poisoning fish, and leaves are used for making curry in some parts of India. Flowering: January-April.
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