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Nature watch

The kokum tree
  • M. D. Subash Chandran
Feature Article


The evergreen kokum tree found along the west coast of India is known not only for its beauty but also for its use as a condiment. Its economic and ecological potential make it ideally suited to the restoration of natural forests.


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Subash Chandran
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  1. 1.Centre for Ecological SciencesIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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