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: Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Ougeinia Species: Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr.






Synonym Ougeinia dalbergioides Benth., Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr. Flower Color White
Common Name Sandan Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Chariot tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Sandan Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 300-1500 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pods flat, jointed, joints reticulate veined.
Habitat Dry deciduous forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India and Nepal Bark Details The bark, varying from pale pinkish-brown to dark bluish grey, is somewhat rough and exfoliates in irregular thin soft scales.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Trifoliate
Description of Species Medium – sized, deciduous trees, to 12 m high; bark pale – brown, rough. Leaf rachis swollen at base; leaflets broadly ovate or obliquely elliptic, terminal largest, rounded, entire, coriaceous. Flowers pale – pink or pinkish, in short, fascicled racemes at the older nodes; bracts scale like. Calyx pubescent. Corolla vexillum suborbicular, emarginated; wings feathery; keel beaked. Pods flat, jointed, joints reticulate veined. Leaf Details Leaves pinnately trifoliate, smooth above and lightly pubescent below. Obovate leaflets generally 6-12 cm long, 2-15 cm wide, sizes varying greatly. Leaf margins entire.

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