||Securinega leucopyrus (Willd.) Müll.Arg.
||Dalme, Hartho; Shinar, Ainta
|English / Trade Name
||Bushweed, Cool pot, Indian snow berry, Thermacole plant, White honey shrub
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 500 m
||Fruits capsule, subglobose, white or brown when dry, unlobed, with prominent reticulate venation; seeds plano-convex, smooth, brown.
||Found in open forest areas and particular on dry rocky hill slopes and also found in waste land in dry areas.
||Sri Lanka, Pakistan (Sind), India (Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan).
||Bark smooth, branches slender, angular, leafy, usually ending in sharp spines.
|Distribution in Haryana
||M. Garh, Rewari
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||A large, rigid somewhat straggling, shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Bark smooth, branches slender, angular, leafy, usually ending in sharp spines. Leaves obovate or obcordate or rotundate, glaucous. Male flowers in axillary, many-flowered clusters, greenish-white, fragrant; bracts reddish, minute, triangular, with minutely fimbriate margins; pedicles 2-5 mm long, filiform. Perianth lobes 5, white, unequal, obovate-oblong, concave, margins shortly toothed. Stamens 5, opposite the perianth lobes; anthers brown; glands 5, alternating with the stamens; pistillode usually 2, rarely 3-fid. Fruits capsule, subglobose, white or brown when dry, unlobed, with prominent reticulate venation; seeds plano-convex, smooth, brown.
||Leaves obovate or obcordate or rotundate, glaucous.