Ziziphus oenoplia (L.) Mill.
Synonym                    : Rhamnus oenoplia L.
Family                        : Rhamnaceae
Local Names              : Cheriyalantha, Cheruthudali, Thodalli, Jackal jujube 

Flowering and fruiting period: November – March      
Distribution: Tropical Asia and Australia. Throughout the hotter parts of India
Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: No
Uses: The roots are astringent bitter, anthelmintic, digestive and antiseptic. They are useful in hyperacidity, ascaris infection, stomachalgia and healing of wounds.
Key Characters: Scandent shrubs, thorns many. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate. Flowers shortly pedicelled, 6-20 in axillary clusters. Sepals triangular, hispid outside. Petals clawed, concave, greenish yellow; disk flat, glabrous. Drupe, globose, black.