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Lawsonia inermis Willd.

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Description

ROX627. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh reports that this species is indigenous of the coast of Coromandel, where it grows to the size of a large shrub, and it flowers and fruits for most of the year. Roxburgh also describes the use of the leaves of this plant as a dye. Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.258.

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Location

Coromandel Coast, India

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