Atalantia carissoides Wall.
Atalantia floribunda Wight
Atalantia malabarica (Raf.) Yu.Tanaka
Atalantia platystigma Wight
Atalantia puberula Miq.
Atalantia spinosa (Willd.) Yu.Tanaka
Atalantia umbellata M.Roem.
Common Name: Indian Atalantia
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Indian atalantia is a small, much-branched, evergreen tree growing up to 6 metres tall. The branches are usually armed with single, stout, sharp spines up to 2cm long[
The plant is harvested from the wild, usually for medicinal purposes[
E. Asia - Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia.
Open country near the sea.
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Plants succeed in warm subtropical to tropical climates.
This species can be grafted on Citrus species, and vice versa[
The fruits are said to make a nice pickle[
]. The yellowish-green, globose fruits are 15 - 20mm in diameter[
A 'warm' oil obtained from the fruit is used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism[
]. This almost certainly is an essential oil[
An oil of a pleasant odour is obtained from the fruit and used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism[
It should be tested as an ornamental hedge plant in warm subtropical climates, since it has dense deep-green evergreen foliage and bears a great profusion of fragrant flowers and many small globose yellow fruits[
The yellow wood is close-grained, heavy, very hard and takes a good polish[
]. Usually only available in small dimensions, it has been recommended as a substitute for boxwood and could be used for engravings[
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