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: Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Wrightia Species: Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb.






Synonym Periploca arborea Dennst., Wrightia tomentosa (Roxb.), Nerium tomentosum (Roemer & Schultes) Roxb. Flower Color White
Common Name Daira, Dharauli Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Woolly Dyeing Rosebay Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Dudhi, daira, dharauli Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1000m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit are pods joined together, cylindric, 14-21 × 3-4 cm.
Habitat Miscellaneous forests, often associated with Sal. Bark Type Prickly
Distribution Sub Himalayan tracts, warmer parts of India; Sri Lanka, Myanmar Bark Details Bark is gray, thick and corky.
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
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. Leaf Details Leaves elliptic, shortly caudate-acuminate, membranous, tomentose on both sides.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details