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(Linn.) DC.

Synonym ► Eugenia zeylanica (L.) Wight.

Family ► Myrtaceae.

Habitat ► Maharshtra, Mysore, Kerala, Orissa and Andaman Islands.

Siddha/Tamil ► Marungi.

Folk ► Bhedas (Maharashtra).

Action ► Leaves and roots— vermifuge. Plant—stimulant, antirheumatic. (Berries—white, the size of a pea; edible.)

Among other members of the genus, S. arnottianum (Wight) Walp. and S. caryophyllatum (Linn.) Alston are distributed in South India, particularly in Western Ghats. The fruits are edible. Stem bark of all the species contain tannin, that of S. arnottianum up to 16%.

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