English: Forest pepper / wild orange tree / Lopez-root tree
Sanskrit: Tikshnaksha, Kancana, Dahana
Malayalam: Kakkathudali കാക്കത്തുടലി, Mulakuthanni മുളകുതാന്നി
Forest pepper or wild orange tree is a woody, thorny climber vine; that reaches a height of 10 m in length. Leaves are tri-foliolate; leaflets sessile, 3 cm-6 cm and 1.5 cm-2.5 cm, shiny green and smelled like citrus, ovate, margin entire, venation pinnate, flowers are yellowish. Fruits are orange and about 5 mm wide, taste like an orange peel. Seeds are dispersed by birds.
Useful plant parts:
Root, Leaf, flower, seed.
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