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: Firmiana colorata (Roxb.) R. Br.

Family: Sterculaceae Genus: Species: Firmiana colorata (Roxb.) R. Br.

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Synonym Sterculia colorata Roxb.,  Erythropsis colorata Burkill 
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Pale Sterculia Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Pale Sterculia Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Samari Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a follicle, oblong, strongly nerved, glabrous. Seeds yellow, ovoid, compressed, smooth.
Habitat Moist and Dry deciduous forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution More or less throughout India, S.E. Asia. Bark Details Bark grey or brown thick, pale with streaks of cream and yellow
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species Moderate-sized deciduous tree up to 25 m tall; younger parts more or less stellate-pubescent; bark grey or brown thick, pale with streaks of cream and yellow. Leaves crowded at the ends of the branches broadly ovate, cordate, stellate-pubescent beneath, basally 3-5-nerved, mature leaves 3-lobed; lobes triangular, entire, acute or caudate; leaves deeply 7-lobed or partite in younger plants; stipules lanceolate. Flowers orange-red, stellate-tomentose, with pedicels and rachis of panicle of the same colour. Calyx tomentose without, woolly at base within; lobes 5, ovate-triangular, 3-4 mm long. Gynandrophore to 1.5 cm. Staminal column with 20-30 sessile anthers. Ovary oblong; ovules 2 per cell; style short recurved; stigmas 5. Fruit a follicle, oblong, strongly nerved, glabrous. Seeds yellow, ovoid, compressed, smooth Leaf Details Leaves crowded at the ends of the branches broadly ovate, cordate, stellate-pubescent beneath, basally 3-5-nerved, mature leaves 3-lobed; lobes triangular, entire, acute or caudate; leaves deeply 7-lobed or partite in younger plants; stipules lanceolate.
 

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