Botanical name: Symplocos racemosa
English name: Lodh Tree
Ayurvedic Name: Lodhra, Shavarak, Akshibhashaijya.
Hindi: Bholiya, Sodha
Malayalam: Pachotti, Parala
Tamil: Li lotai, Velli leti
Lodh tree is an evergreen tree, grows up to 15 m high, bark is smooth creamy white, light grey, thin, the leaves are simple, arranged alternately, estipulate; petiole up to 15 mm, slender, glabrous, elliptic, elliptic- elliptic-oblong, base and apex acute. Flowers are white, born in axillaries, simple and 7 cm long, corolla 1 cm across, five-lobed, ovate. Fruit is a drupe, glabrous, 8 mm across, globose ribbed, purple; seeds are oblong up to 3 numbers.