arborea Dennst., Wrightia tomentosa (Roxb.),
Nerium tomentosum (Roemer &
|English / Trade Name
||Woolly Dyeing Rosebay
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Dudhi, daira, dharauli
||Fruit are pods joined together, cylindric, 14-21 × 3-4 cm.
||Miscellaneous forests, often associated with Sal.
||Sub Himalayan tracts, warmer parts of India; Sri Lanka, Myanmar
||Bark is gray, thick and corky.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Deciduous trees or shrubs, with grey corky bark, to 8 m high. Leaves elliptic, shortly caudate-acuminate, membranous, tomentose on both sides. Flowers pale-yellow to white, in erect, terminal, corymbose cymes. Calyx short. Corolla pale-yellow. Anthers sagittate. Ovary of 2-connate carpels. Follicles 2, connate, grooved at the junction of carpels, straight, rough, with white specks; seeds numerous, with a tuft of white silky-hairs.
||Leaves elliptic, shortly caudate-acuminate, membranous, tomentose on both sides.