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Caryopteris odorata (D.Don) B.L.Robinson.

Verbenaceae.
Local Name:
Phata Jari.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
A medium sized, branched shrub, 1-5m tall, found in sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple, lanceolate-elliptic, short petiole with acute tip. Inflorescence in cymes, usually terminal. Flower zygomorphic, purplish-blue, sometime white with bluish tinge. Corolla tube short, limbs 5-lobed. Fruit a capsule, globose, 5mm broad, bluish, 4-valved with one seed each.
Flowering and Fruiting:
March-May.
Harvesting Time:
March-July.
Medicinal Value:
Locally powder of dried flowers and leaves is used for healing wounds. Plant extract is useful in general body pain.
Part Used:
Flower, Leaf.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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