Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
Synonym : Antiaris innoxia Blume
Family : Moraceae
Local Names : Maravuri , Aranjili, Upas tree
Flowering and fruiting period: January - April
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also in the sacred groves
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Its latex is used with sap of Strychnos species in dart and arrow poison, for hunting and warfare purposes. Its latex is also used as fish poison and birdlime. Wood is used in light construction, furniture, interior finish, pallets, crates, and plywood. Its bark is made into bark cloth after removing the poison by soaking.
Key Characters: Lofty deciduous trees, to 50 m high; bole buttressed; bark greyish-white, smooth; exudation watery or milky. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong, margin entire. Flowers unisexual, greenish- yellow, in spikes; male receptacle axillary, 3-4 together, tomentose; peduncle velvety; tepals 3 or 4, spathulate, imbricate; stamens 3-8; anthers yellow; female flowers solitary in an involucre of few connate bracts, tepals absent; ovary superior, 1-celled, ovule 1. Fruit a drupe, obovoid, fleshy, scarlet, velvety.