Flowers

Flowers: Olax Tree or Ceylon Crisp – Mella Kola

Olax Tree or Ceylon Crisp - Mella Kola
  • Mella Tree – Ceylon Crisp

  • Common Classification
    Common NamesCeylon Crisp
    Sinhala NameMella (Malla)
    Scientific Classification
    FamilyOlacaceae
    GenusOlax
    Scientific NameOlax zeylanica
    Synonymnone
    Ecology
    CategoryHerb-Vegetable
    Growth HabitSmall-Tree
    DurationPerennial
    OriginEndemic
    StatusNatural
    Property
    Culinary / EdibleYes
    Use as HerbYes
    Other Use n/a
    Poisoned / ToxinNo
    Identification

    SLF 0000

Mella tree is a endemic plant to Sri Lanka. It is slow growing small tree grows up to 3 -4 meters in height and rarely occurs naturally or cultivated tree mostly in wet zone in the low country. Leaves of the “Mella” are edible and use as a crisp. Also, It is a medicinal plant widely used for snakebite in Ayurveda.

Leaves of Olax Zelanica – Mella

Sri Lanka Flowers

Source: slflora.blogspot.com

How to earn money online

Leave a Comment