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: Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Willd.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Saraca Species: Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Willd.






Synonym Jonesia asoca Roxb., Jonesia pinnata Willd., Saraca indica Auct. Non. L. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Ashok, Sita Ashok Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Ashokam Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Ashok Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 600 M Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pod, Flat, Oblong, To 15 X 4.5 Cm, Apiculate; Seeds Obovate-orbiculate
Habitat Understorey Tree Along Stream In Evergreen To Semi-evergreen Forests Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar; In The Western Ghats- South, Central And South Maharashtra Part Of Sahyadris Bark Details Bark Lenticellate, Dark, Shallowly Fissured Blaze Purplish
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Small trees, up to 5 m tall. Bark lenticellate, dark, shallowly fissured, blaze purplish. Leaves compound, paripinnate, alternate, distichous. Stipules caducous. Rachis pulvinate, 7-30 cm long. Petiolule 0.1-0.6 cm long. Leaflets opposite, 4-6 (-12) pairs. Lamina 6-31 x 1.5-9 cm, narrow elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, base acute to rounded or subcordate.Inflorescence dense corymbs. Flowers orange, sometimes white, fragrant. Pod, flat, oblong, to 15 x 4.5 cm, apiculate. Seeds obovate-orbiculate Leaf Details Leaves Compound, Paripinnate, Alternate, Distichous. Stipules Caducous. Rachis Pulvinate, 7-30 Cm Long; Petiolule 0.1-0.6 Cm Long. Leaflets Opposite, 4-6 (-12) Pairs, Lamina 6-31 X 1.5-9 Cm

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