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: Wendlandia heynei (Roemer & Schultes)  Santapau & Merchant

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Wendlandia Species: Wendlandia heynei (Roemer & Schultes)  Santapau & Merchant

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Synonym Rondeletia heynei Roemer & Schultesm, Wendlandia exserta (Roxb.) DC., Randeletia exserted Roxb. Flower Color White
Common Name Tilaki Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Tilaki Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Pansira,Tilaki Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1200m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Capsules globose, 2.5 mm long, grey velvety
Habitat Fairly common; sub Himalayan tracts, often in open exposed situations with miscellaneous forests. Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Montane and submontane Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh to Nepal, Sikkim, Central & South India. Bark Details Bark reddish brown, rough, brown, longitudinally cracked and exfoliating in long strips
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Upto 8 m high, with grey – tomentose surface. Leaves opposite, ovate – lanceolate or lanceolate, entire, acute, pubescent above, grey tometose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 12 – 20 pairs; petioles variable in length; stipules rounded, reflexed. Flowers white, sessile, in large, tomentose, pyramidal panicles. Calyx lobes small, subequal, subulate, persistent. Corolla white, 1.2 – 2.5 cm long; lobes 4, spreading and recurved. Ovary 2 – celled, each with single ovule; style filiform; stigma 2 – lobed. Capsules globose. Leaf Details Leaves opposite, ovate – lanceolate or lanceolate, entire, acute, pubescent above, grey tometose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 12 – 20 pairs; petioles variable in length; stipules rounded, reflexed.
 

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