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: Citharexylum spinosum Linn.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Citharexylum Species: Citharexylum spinosum Linn.






Synonym Citharexylum subserratum Sw., Citharexylum villosum Jacq.    Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Fiddlewood, Spiny Fiddlewood, Fiddlewood Tree Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Fiddlewood Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Upto 1000m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits red to black subglobose drupes
Habitat Cultivated as ornamental in gardens Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Native of Central America Bark Details Bark brown fissured.
Distribution in chandigarh Sector 14 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Small tree about 10 m tall. Bark brown fissured. Branches and branchlets 4-angular, ribbed. Leaves decussate-opposite, simple, lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, exstipulate. Inflorescence racemes terminal and axillary and on branchlets. Flowers creamish white, fragrant. Fruit drupe. Leaf Details Leaves decussate-opposite, simple, lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, exstipulate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details