oleosa Lour., Schleichera trijuga Willd.
|English / Trade Name
||Ceylon Oak, Honey Tree, Lac Tree
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruit 1 – 3 celled, dry, coriaceous, indehiscent, globose, tapering to a point; seeds in a pulpy aril, smooth, about 1.2 cm long, compressed, brown.
||On slopes in Hill and deciduous forest borders .
||Tropical Himalaya, India, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka.
||Bark 10-12 mm thick, surface grey, smooth, brittle; blaze reddish-brown.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sector 1, Sector 4, Sector 5, Sector 8, Sector 9, Sector 11, Sector 17, Sector 18, Sector 21, Sector 22, Sector 27, Sector 32, Sector 33, Sector 35, Sector 37, Sector 41
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Deciduous or subdeciduous trees, to 23 m high. Leaves paripinnate, leaflets 2 – 4 pairs, opposite, oblong, ovate or obovate. Flowers small, greenish – yellow, fascicled on simple or compound, drooping racemes, often crowded near the ends of branches; some trees produces only male flowers. Calyx cup – shaped. Petals absent. Disc complete, stamens 5 – 8, inserted within the disc. Ovary 3 – 4 loculed. Fruit 1 – 3 celled, dry, coriaceous, indehiscent, globose, tapering to a point; seeds in a pulpy aril, smooth, compressed, brown.
||Leaves paripinnate, leaflets 2 – 4 pairs, opposite, oblong, ovate or obovate.