Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Murraya koenigii (Linn.) Spreng.

Family: Rutaceae Genus: Murraya Species:
Murraya koenigii (Linn.) Spreng.






Synonym  Bergera koenigii Linn., Camunium koenigii (Linn.) Kuntze, Chalcas koenigii (Linn.) Kurz, Murraya foetidissima Teys.  Flower Color White
Common Name Kari patta Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Curry-leaf Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kadi Patta, Meethi Neem Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Plains to 1000m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details A subglobose berry, purplish-black when ripe; seeds upto 2
Habitat Found in deciduous forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, S.China and Hainan. Bark Details Dark green to brownish, with numerous dots on it; its bark can be peeled off longitudinally, exposing the white wood underneath
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Manimajara and Daria, Sector 1, Sector 4, Sector 5, Sector 6, Sector 8, Sector 15, Sector 26, Sector 27, Sector 40 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Small or medium sized tree, most famous for its aromatic leaves that provide curry spice. Curry leaves are extensively used in Southern India and Sri Lanka (and are absolutely necessary for the authentic flavour), but are also of some importance in Northern India. It is a small tree, growing 4-6 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad. They are highly aromatic. The flowers are small white, and fragrant. The small black, shiny berries are edible, but their seeds are poisonous. Leaf Details The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details