Murraya koenigii

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
  • Common Name : Kadi-Patta, Mittho Limbdo, Curry-Leaf Plant
  • Plant Family : Rutaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 26-30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Ayurvedic Udyan, Infocity, Aranya Van

About Murraya koenigii Plant :

  • Habit : A shrub.
  • Leaves : Very strong smelling, leaflets 11-25, ovate, serrate, shining.
  • Flowers :
    • White in small panicles.
    • Calyx hairy.
    • Petals linear-oblong, gland-dotted.
    • Stamens 10, filaments dilated at the base.
    • Ovary 2-celled, ovule one.
  • Fruit : Fruit in close clusters, oval pointed, dark-red berries.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : February-April
  • Significance : Cultivated for its leaves which are very aromatic and are used to flavour curries.