This shrub is a inexperienced oasis within the dry and rocky terrain of Gurgaon Information

Gurgaon: It is the time of year when trees in the Aravalis shed their leaves and make the mountain range look dry and thorny. This is when Grewia Tenax (White Crossberry) comes to the rescue. It is the only species that gives the area a green stain.
The plant is named after Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), one of the founders of plant physiology. The White Crossberry is a drought-resistant plant and easily adapts to harsh weather conditions, they added.
The flowering time of the species is from February to August. Various parts of the plant are used as home remedies for coughs and colds, chest pain and typhoid. Traditional medicine uses this plant to treat upset stomach and some skin and intestinal infections. The bark of the shrub is used to make rope and build houses. Bows and arrows are made from the wood.
This species is found not only in the Aravalis, but also in Delhi. You can see them growing in the rocky areas. The fruits consumed by humans and animals contain a lot of iron and can be made into a refreshing drink.
According to ecologists, this species is a thorny shrub that can grow up to 2 meters high. It is related to Phalsa. “It is native to the Aravalis. It has tolerance to drought and salt water conditions. It can survive in high temperatures and arid areas. The roots have the ability to level the edges of sand, ”said Sunil Harsana, a researcher at Aravalis. He said that the flower, which is white, attracts butterflies.
“The bark of the plant is smooth, gray and very fibrous. The branches are hard to break. Flowers bloom either individually or in twos. The shrub gives orange-red fruits, ”he added.
According to the Haryana Forestry Ministry, this plant is also found in Africa, Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is a slow growing plant, just like other plant species in the Aravalis.

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