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S. reticulata is a climbing, perennial, woody shrub. The plant has dichotomous branching pattern. Bark is smooth, greenish grey in colour, thin, and white internally. Leaves: opposite and elliptic-oblong. Leaf-base is acute, apex abruptly acuminate, margin are toothed with minute rounded teeth. Flowers are bisexual and arranged as 2-8 clustered in leaf axils. They are greenish-white to greenish-yellow in color. Fruit is a drupe which is globose and tubercular. The drupe assumes pinkish-orange color on ripening. Seeds 1-4 in number and resembles with almond.
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