Maerua oblongifolia syn. Maerua arenaria , Niebhuria arenaria is a low woody bushy under-shrub sometimes scandent to 2—3 meters high, with a thick root stock and thick leaves, and strongly scented flowers, occurring in India , Pakistan , Africa and Saudi Arabia. Tribes harvest this tuber in summer. The root of the plant resembles licorice in appearance and taste and said to possess alternative, tonic and medicinal properties.
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Crateva oblongifolia Spreng. Maerua angustifolia A. Maerua oblongifolia A. Maerua ovalifolia Endl. Maerua rogeonii A. Maerua scabra Endl. Maerua scebelensis Chiov. Maerua virgata Gilg. Niebuhria arenaria DC. Niebuhria oblongifolia DC. Streblocarpus angustifolia A. Streblocarpus oblongifolia Forssk.
Streblocarpus ovalifolia Endl. Streblocarpus scabra Endl. Common Names Irula. Overview Overview Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. CC BY. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Natural History Natural History Morphology. Flower In terminal corymbose racemes; greenish-white. Flowering from January-March.
Fruit A moniliform berry, twisted; seeds many, globose, tuberculate. Fruiting from February-June. Field tips Branchlets unarmed, glabrous. Fruits look like beads. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e.
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Not common in scrub jungles and thickets from plains to m. Indian subcontinent. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records Your browser does not support iframes. Related observations Show all. No observations. No data!! Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.
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Can include ecosystem services. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Ravikumar, Kartikeyan R. Kumar, S. Venugopal, B. Somashekhar, M.
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