||Premna arborea (Roxb.) Roth.
||Yellow - Orange
|English / Trade Name
||White Kashmir Teak, Cashmere tree, Gamari
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruit 7-1 in. Lon pericarp leathery, shining, yellow outside when ripe
||Found in deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
||Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
||Bark light grey coloured exfoliating in light coloured patches when old, blaze thick, a chlorophyll layer just under the outer bark, pale yellow white inside.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||It is a fast growing tree, which though grows on different localities and prefers moist fertile valleys with 750-4500 mm rainfall. It does not thrive on ill drained soils and remains stunted on dry, sandy or poor soils; drought also reduces it to a shrubby form. The tree attains moderate to large height up to 30 m with girth of 1.2 to 4.5 m with a clear bole of 9-15 m. It is a treat to see the gamhar tree standing straight with clear bole having branches on top and thick foliage forming a conical crown on the top of the tall stem. Flowers occur in narrow branching clusters at the end of branches. The yellow flower, tinged with brown, is trumpet shaped, 3-4 cm long. The trumpets flare open into a gaping mouth with 5 distinct lobes.
||Lamina 7.5-25 × 6-20 cm, broadly ovate or ovate, base cordate truncate or rounded, apex acute