Flora #10

Mimusops Elengi aka Maghizham aka Bullet Wood is a very indigineous plant / tree. மகிழ், மகிழமரம் and ilanji இலஞ்சி in Tamil

Bullet wood is an evergreen tree reaching a height of about 16 m. It flowers in April, and fruiting occurs in June. Leaves are glossy, dark green, oval-shaped. Flowers are cream, hairy, and scented. Bark is thick and appears dark brownish black or grayish black in colour, with striations and a few cracks on the surface. The tree may reach up to a height of 9–18 m with about 1 m in circumference.

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