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: Anogeissus pendula Edgew.

Family: Combretaceae Genus: Anogeissus Species: Anogeissus pendula Edgew.






Synonym Anogeissus myrtifolia Wall. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Kardhai Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Button tree Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Kardhai Dhao, Dhou, Kardhal Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Upto 1200 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit small, one seeded with two wings, and a short beak at the apex. The peak of fruit maturation was observed in September and October but the dehiscence of fruits was completed before pre-monsoon showers in June.
Habitat Common in the Kathiarbar-Gir dry deciduous forests of western India, where it often forms pure stands in the rocky ridges of the Aravalli Range. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Throughout tropical Asia and Africa Bark Details Bark is smooth grey, sliver white often with shallow fissures when old.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a moderate sized tree with small leaves, which fall early in the dry season. Before falling the foliage of these trees turns a beautiful yellowish red. Leaves upto 3 cm appear in nearly opposite pairs.The leafy branches are pendulous and hang down gracefully. Tiny yellowish green flowers occur in spherical heads about 1 cm wide. Protruding stamens are prominently visible like a fuzz on the round heads. Fruits are sort of circular, clustered in round heads. Leaf Details Leaves elliptic, acute and narrow at the base, silky on both surface.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details