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: Mimusops elengi Linn. 

Family: Sapotaceae Genus: Mimusops Species: Mimusops elengi Linn. 






Synonym Imbricaria perroudii Montrouz. , Kaukenia elengi (Linn.) Kuntze., Mimusops javensis Burck, Mimusops latericia Elmer, Mimusops lucida Poir Flower Color White
Common Name Maulsari Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Spanish cherry,West India medlar,Asian bullet wood,Bakul tree,Bullet wood Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Maulsari Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Berry, ellipsoid, reddish-brown when ripe; seed one.
Habitat Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also grown in homesteads. Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Malay peninsula; often cultivated elsewhere. Bark Details Bark dark grey, longitudinally fissured, lenticellate; blaze pink.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake , Manimajara and Daria, Sector 10, Sector 45, Sector 46 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species A large evergreen tree, stem cylindrical, barks dark grey, smooth, not deeply furrowed. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, base cuneate, apex acuminate, entire or slightly wavy. Flowers axillary solitary or fascicled, creamish white. Calyx 6-lobed, lobes free, lanceolate, tomentose. Corolla tube very short, Stamens 8, anthers subsessile, staminodes hairy. Ovary pubescent. Fruit ovoid, orange, pubescent when young, with persistent calyx. Leaf Details Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, base cuneate, apex acuminate, entire or slightly wavy.

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