Oncoba spinosa Forssk.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Salicaceae
  • Species : Oncoba spinosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oncoba spinosa Forssk.
  • Common name : Snuff-box Tree
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Native : Africa
  • Comments : Often planted in gardens and sometimes as an escape. The hard-shelled fruits are often used as snuff-boxes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Africa; Introduced elsewhere
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Oncoba spinosa. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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