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:
Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm.

Family: Sapindaceae Genus: Koelreuteria Species:
Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm.






Synonym Koelreuteria apiculata Rehder & E.H. Wilson, Koelreuteria chinensis (Murray) Hoffmanns, Sapindus chinensis Murray Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Pride of India,Varnish Tree, Golden Rain Tree,China Tree, Koelreuteria Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details
Habitat Found by sea-shores in Japan Found by sea-shores in Japan. Grows on plains and in secondary forest on poor soils in China Grows on plains and in secondary forest on poor soils in China Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Eastern Asia - Northern China. Naturalized in Japan and S. Europe. Bark Details
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 40 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Trees up to 25 m. Bark grayish brown to black, stout, fissured when dry; lenticels gray to dark brown. Leaves fascicled on young branches, spreading, pinnate, imperfectly bipinnate, or sometimes bipinnate; leaflets (7-) 11-16 opposite or alternate, ovate or broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, Flower a thyrses, densely pilosulose, pale yellow, slightly fragrant, branches spreading and long, cymes on last branches 3-6-flowered; sepals ovate, margin glandular ciliate, erose; Petals 4, reflexed when flowering, linear-oblong. Fruit a capsules Seeds subglobose. Leaf Details

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details