Distribution: Common in scrub jungles. Found in Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Common name: Ooti. Small trees 3-5 mts tall, bark thin smooth black, Leaves elliptic-obovate,emarginate, base cuneate; coriaceous, Flowers 2-3 mm across, white in axillary fascicles, Fruit a berry, subglobose, yellow red on ripening, 2-3 seeded. Fruits are eaten, Wood is of low quality, used to make agricultural instruments.