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: Millingtonia hortensis L.f.

Family: Bignoniaceae Genus: Millingtonia Species: Millingtonia hortensis L.f.

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Synonym Bignonia azedarachta Kon. & Sims, Bignonia cicutaria Koen. ex Mart., Millingtonia dubiosa Span Flower Color White
Common Name Akash Neem Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Akash Neem, Neem Chameli Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 500-1200 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Capsule linear, compressed. Seeds discoid-oblong, compressed, including wing, surrounded by membranous and transparent wings
Habitat Low altitude slopes Bark Type Rugged
Distribution South Asia and South East Asia Bark Details Grey corky bark
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 9, Sector 10 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species Trees up to 25 m tall. Leaves 40-100 cm; petiolule ca. 1 cm; leaflets elliptic, ovate, or ovate-oblong, glabrous, base rounded, oblique, margin entire, apex acuminate; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib. Inflorescences cymose-paniculate, peduncle and pedicels pale yellow pubescent; bracts and bractlets deciduous. Pedicel slender, ca. 1 cm. Calyx small, cupular, sinuo- late lobed; lobes slightly reflexed. Corolla white, lobes globose in bud, ovate-lanceolate at anthesis, 1-2 cm, densely pubescent along margin adaxially. Ovary glabrous; ovules numerous, 4-rowed. Capsule linear, compressed. Seeds discoid-oblong, compressed, including wing.. Leaf Details Leaves 40-100 cm; petiolule ca. 1 cm; leaflets elliptic, ovate, or ovate-oblong, glabrous, base rounded, oblique, margin entire, apex acuminate; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib.
 

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