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Description for Buchanania latifolia
Chironji Tree is a medium-sized deciduous tree, growing to about 50 ft tall. Plants identified by the dark grey crocodile bark with the red blaze. Leaves are tick & leathery. Leaves have straight, parallel veins.
Greenish white flowers bloom in early spring. It bears fruits each containing a single seed, which is popular as an edible nut, known as chironji. Fruits ripen from April to May and remain on the tree for quite a long time.
Flowering season January -to March. The gum from the tree is used against leprosy in traditional medicine.The tree yields a gum copiously in large, irregular pieces. The roots are acrid, astringent, cooling, depurative and constipating. They are useful in the treatment of diarrhea.
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