Heen – Thambala

Scientific name: Carmona retusa
Local name: Heen thambala (හීන් තඹල) 
Conservation status: LC (NCS)-2012
Description: Shrubs or small trees, to 2 m. leaves mostly fasciculate on short, spur-like branches, occasionally alternate, small, spathulate, to 4 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, retuse and/or with 2 – 7 teeth at apex, the base attenuate, somewhat coriaceous, uniformly scabrate above. Inflorescence mostly solitary and axillary, flowers small, subsessile to pedicels c. 2mm long. Fruit drupaceous, globose, 3.5 – 4 mm in diameter, 4-seeded, not separating at maturity.
Status: Native
Edible parts: Fruit (Wild Fruit)