Extrafloral nectaries in base of petiole, flower bud.
In mature trees, the large apex and leaves typical of the seedlings get smaller with each branching of the axis, a phenomenon called apoxogenesis.
Native from Mexico to Panama but widely cultivated in warm areas and in greenhouses.
Scientific studies have verified the following activity: • Cytotoxic, Antitumor, Antibacterial, Molluscicidal, Essential Oils, Pytochemical, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, Anti-Inflammatory, Free Radical Scavenging Activity, Antimutagenic.
Info from Philippine Alternative Medicine; http://www.stuartxchange.org/Kalachuchi.html
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