fruticosaum Linn., Woodfordia
||Yellow - Orange
||Dhawai, Agnijwala, Dhataki
|English / Trade Name
||Fire Flame Bush., Red Bell Bush
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upto 1500 m
||Capsules ellipsoid, 8 – 10 mm long, enclosed within the calyx tube, usually tipped with persistent styles; seeds many, brown.
||Miscellaneous forests, scrub jungles, exposed localities, way sides, grassy slopes
||Submontane Himalaya, Nepal, China, Pakistan, tropical Africa, Madagascar.
||Bark is red – brown in colour, smooth and also exceedingly thin and peels off in flakes.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen or sub deciduous shrubs, 1.5 – 4 m high; branches spreading; bark red – brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, lanceolate or oblong – lanceolate, entire, base rounded, apex acuminate, pubescent on nerves beneath. Flowers orange – red, 1 – 1.5 cm long, clustered, in short panicled axillary cymes. Calyx tubular, scarlet, slightly curved widened above the month. Petals 6, scarlet or red, nearly equal to calyx lobes. Stamens 12, much exserted, red. Capsules ellipsoid, 8 – 10 mm long, enclosed within the calyx tube, usually tipped with persistent
||Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, lanceolate or oblong – lanceolate, entire, base rounded, apex acuminate, pubescent on nerves beneath.