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: Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Neolamarckia Species: Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser






Synonym Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq., Cephalanthus chinensis Lam., Neonauclea megaphylla  (S.Moore) S. Moore , Anthocephalus indicus var.glabrescens , Anthocephalus morindifolius Korth., Anthocephalus indicus A. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Kadamb Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Kadam, Cadam Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kadamb Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a capsule on a fleshy globose receptacle, 3.5-5 cm across, orange yellow, capsule membranous; seeds may, angular, minute
Habitat Along banks of rivers and streams in evergreen forests, also in the plains Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution China, Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia Bark Details Bark thin, grayish brown, fissured and scabrous when old.
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 22, Sector 37 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees, deciduous, upto 35 m tall; trunk with small buttresses; bark thin, grayish brown; branches horizontally spreading, flattened becoming subterete, glabrescent. petiole glabrous; Leaf blade drying thinly leathery, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, on juvenile growth adaxi- ally shiny and glabrous, abaxially glabrous to densely puberu- lent, apex acute; inflorescences with peduncle 2–4 cm, rather stout; flowering; calyx puberulent to pilosulous; corolla yellowish white, funnelform, outside glabrous; fruiting heads yellowish green, 30–40 mm. In diam., with peduncles markedly thickened. fruit cylindrical to ellipsoid or obovoid, seeds 3- angled. Leaf Details Opposite, decussate, elliptic-oblong, cute, entire, coriaceous, cordate At base, stipules inter-petiolar.

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