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Description for Anoceissus latifolia
Anogeissus latifolia is a small to medium-sized tree up to 20 m tall. Bark surface smooth or with scales, pale to dark gray; branches drooping.Leaves opposite or sub-opposite, variably distichous.
Flowers sessile, in dense, globose heads on an axillary or terminal peduncle. Fruit a 2-winged packed into a dense head, 1-seeded calyx tube persistent and forming a beak.
A. latifolia is a good substitute for gum arabic and is used in calico printing, for sweetmeats, in dye processes, and as a binding agent in pharmaceuticals. Used in treating snake bites and scorpion stings in India. Anogeissus latifolia is applied externally as a paste to treat wounds and localized swelling.
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Typical uses of Anoceissus latifolia
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