Osyris wightiana Wall ex Wight

Synonym ► O. arborea Wall. ex DC. O. quadriparita Salzm. ex Decne.

Family ► Santalaceae.

Habitat ► Sub-tropical Himalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

Folk ► Popli (Maharashtra); Paral (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu); Jhuri (Nepal); Dalmi, Dalmia (Garhwal, Kumaon).

The leaf contains 20% tannin. It gave cis-4-hydroxy-L-proline, and exhibited antiviral activity.

The heartwood is faintly fragrant and reported to be used for adulterating sandalwood.

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