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Clausena anisata with flower
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The crushed leaves of the perdepis (Afrikaans) has a strong smell when crushed. The name derives from aniseed, one of the likenesses of the odour. A leaf infusion is sometimes used as a deodorant in some traditional communities. The tree is grown widely in Indonesia, the Philippines and East Africa where it is used in the production of essential oils.