Pachnala (Flacourtia cataphracta


Pachnala is a small tree or large shrub, usually 3-5 m tall, sometimes 10 m. Bark is usually pale, grey, powdery, may become brown to dark grey and flaking, revealing pale orange patches. Leaves are red or pink when young, variable in size, oval to round, up to 12 cm. Leaf stalk is up to 2 cm long. Flowers are unisexual or occasionally bisexual. Fruit is round, reddish to reddish-black or purple when ripe, fleshy, up to 2.5 cm across, with persistent styles.