||Osyris arborea Wall.
|English / Trade Name
||East African Sandalwood
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1000 m
||Fruit small, edible, 1-seeded drupe, fleshy, egg-shaped, and green at first, turning yellow and becoming bright red to purple-black when ripe; crowned with a persistent calyx.
||Dry montane forest, evergreen bushland or scrub, usually in rocky places, also where the original vegetation has been cleared; forest margins; grassland; rocky thickets
||Europe - Portugal, Spain; northern, eastern and southern Africa; through Arabia to Indian subcontinent, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos.
||A grey smooth bark (later thick and rough).
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen, glabrous shrubs; upper branches sharply 3-gonous. Leaves subsessile or short petioled, elliptic-oblanceolate, base cuneate, entire, mucronate, coriaceous, glaucous. Flowers small, polygamous, pale-green; male flowers 8-10, in axillary umbellate cymes; female or 2-sexual flowers solitary, axillary and pendulous. Peritanth lobes 3, ovate-triangular, glabrous. Stamens 3, opposite to perianth lobes. Drupes subglobose, yellow or red when ripe.
||Leaves subsessile or short petioled, elliptic-oblanceolate, base cuneate, entire, mucronate, coriaceous, glaucous