Azima tetracantha Lam., Encycl. 1: 343 1783. (Syn: Azima nova J.F.Gmel.; Azima spinosissima Engl.; Fagonia montana Miq.; Kandena spinosa Raf.; Monetia barlerioides L’Hér.; Monetia tetracantha Salisb.) as per POWO;
Native to: Aldabra, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Comoros, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Mauritius as per POWO;
Common name: Needle Bush, Mistletoe Berrythorn, Azima, Needle Bush, Bee-sting Bush, Sting Bush • Bengali: ত্রিকাংটা জাতি Trikanta-jati • Hindi: Kanta-gur-kamai, Kantagur-kamai • Kannada: ಗಂಜಿ ಮುಳ್ಳು Ganji Mullu, ಬಿಳಿ ಉಪ್ಪಿ ಗಿಡ Bili Uppi Gida, ಉಪ್ಪುಗೋಜೆ Uppu Goje, ಸಕಪತ Sakapat • Malayalam: Yeshenku, Sankukuppi, Essanku • Marathi: सुक्का पाठा Sukkaa paatha, Sukkapat • Sanskrit: कुंडली Kundali, त्र्रिकांटाजात Trikantajata • Tamil: Sugam Cheddi, Sangilai, Sung-elley, Changan-chedi • Telugu: Mundla kampa, Puttu, Tella uppi
The ripe fruit is edible. Leaves are prepared to decoction and consumed as an effective remedy for dysentery. Medicinal plant;
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: Thuvaipathy Village, Anaikatti, COimbatore Dist.,
Habit: Woody climber.
For me the plant looks like Azima tetracantha of Salvadoraceae
The ripe fruit is edible. Leaves are prepared to decoction and consumed as an effective remedy for dysentery.
Yes, I agree with … id.
Plant for ID SMP1 17 May 2013 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A shrub. 3-4 feet high.
Spines long 3-4 cm. White translucent fruits can be observed.
Can it be Scutia?
It may be Azima tetracantha of Salvadoraceae.
Thanks … I think you should be right. … had posted similar plant earlier and … and you had confirmed it Azima
Nagamalai 130214 TBN 2014 Feb 4 Azima tetracantha : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 13.02.14
Location :Keelamathikaatinan, Nagamalai hills, Madurai
Altitude :less than 300 ft
Height :5 ft
Leaves :as seen; 4 ? thorns at a single node
Flowers :as shown
Beautiful set of medicinally important plant pictures
Thanks for the appreciation. Are the flowers depicted male or female? I thought that the fruits are bird attracting and planted at my residence. It is not fruiting.
ANDEC22 Please identify this climbing shrub : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4).
Shrub observed growing around and on an old Banyan tree. forgot to click habit shots.
Srirangapatna, Mysore Road, Karnataka
7th December 2014
completely new never seen it around here
Azima tetracantha Lam., dioecious shrub of Salvadoraceae
For me it looks like Azima tetracantha (syn. Monetia barlerioides L’Her.) of Salvadoraceae family. This is a very common plant in plains of Southern Karnataka especially in Mysore Mandya district.