Salacia reticulate is an inherent flowering plant of the genus Salacia (belonging to the family Hippocrataceae/ Celastraceae) often cultivated in dry zone forests in Sri Lanka and the Southern region of India. Salacia reticulate is a sarmentose or scandent shrub or small tree. Usually, leaves are opposite, coriaceous, and petioled. Flowers are small, axillary, extra-axillary, cymose, or fascicled and hardly solitary followed by an edible and baccate fruit which is 1-3 celled having 1-4 seeded. Pulp is mucilaginous. Seeds are angular with thick testa, cotyledons, and conferruminate.
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