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Elaeagnaceae.

Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.
Local Name:
Kankoli,Ghani.
Synonym:
Habit & Habitat:
A spiny shrub found in sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Plant Description:
Leaves simple, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, dull green above, lower surface with ferruginous scales. Flower in axillary clusters of 2-4,silvery-white. Tepals 4, ovate, yellow inside. Fruit a drupe,red, elliptic-ovoid, succulent.
Flowering and Fruiting:
March-May.
Harvesting Time:
May-October.
Medicinal Value:
Locally it is used as cardiac stimulant, antipyretic, diuretic,also useful to control high blood pressure. Vitamin C rich fruit is edible.
Part Used:
Fruit.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Preservation, Herbal Pharmacy, Food industry.
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