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Bridelia retusa

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Stem of Bridelia retusa

Bridelia retusa is a species of Bridelia found in Bangladesh, Nepal,<ref name=FN>Bridelia retusa, forestrynepal.org</ref> India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Indochina, Thailand and Sumatra.<ref>Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families</ref><ref>Flora of China Vol. 11 Page 175 大叶土蜜树 da ye tu mi shu Bridelia retusa (Linnaeus) A. Jussieu, Euphorb. Gen. 109. 1824.</ref><ref>Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh: Bridelia retusa (L.) Spreng.</ref>

This is the commonest Indian species of Bridelia, found in dry deciduous to moist deciduous forests, mixed forest, riverbanks, rocky places, up to 2000 m in South India, 600 m in central and Central-East India, 1600 m on Himalayas and 1000 m in North East India. Found throughout the country excluding Andaman and Nicobar Islands.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

The bark of the roots is used in traditional medicine.<ref>http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Spinous%20Kino%20Tree.html</ref>