Kaya, Kurre-kaya, Pandikaya (Tamil), Blue Mist (English)
Size of Tree:
Small (< 5m)
Up to 5 meters
Straggling tree. Leaves are oval-shaped, often with a longitudinal groove, about 2-8 cm long and 2-5 cm broad, tapered at the base and blunt to round at the apex. The veins invisible in older leaves. Small, attractive, brilliant blue flowers are borne in compact clusters at the leafless parts of twigs. The fruit is globose, 7 mm in diameter, initially yellowish green, but turns to bluish black with maturity.
Scrubland at low elevations
Native tree. Leaves yield a yellow dye when boiled. Fruits are edible.