Ramphala -Bullock’s heart
Ramphala (Annona reticulata) one of the native trees in kodagu is a small semi-evergreen tree in the plant family Annonaceae. It is best known for its fruit, called custard apple, a common name it shares with fruits of several other species in the same genus. The flavor of the fruit is sweet and pleasant, grows 8 metres (26 ft) to 10 metres (33 ft) tall.The slender leaves are hairless, straight and pointed at the apex .
Annona reticulate L.
Fruits are edible and root decoction, crushed leaves paste, unripe fruits are used in treating diarrhoea and dysentery. Fragments of the root bark are put around the gums to relieve toothache. The root decoction is taken as a febrifuge.