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: Mesua ferrea Linn.

Family: Clusiaceae Genus: Mesua Species: Mesua ferrea Linn.

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Synonym Mesua Nagassarium (Burm. F.) Kosterm. Flower Color White
Common Name Nagkesar Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Iron Wood Tree Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Nagkesar Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up To 1500 M Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Globse, Often Beaked, Thinly Wody, Usually Dehiscng With 2(-4) Vales Before Faling, Often Exuding Resinous Droplets
Habitat Cultivated In Plains Grown As Ornamental Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Cambodia, Malysia, Myanmar, Philpines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailnd And VietnamCambodia, India, Malysia, Myanmar, Philpines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailnd And Vietnam Bark Details Brown With Irregularly Large Flaky Peeling, Blaze Reddish
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees evergreen, up to 25 m tall. Bark dark gray-brown, thin, fissured. Leaves always pendulous, leaf blade reddish yellow when young, becoming dark green, abaxially usually glaucous, adaxially dark green, lanceolate or narrowly ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Flowers solitary, axillary, Sepals (outer 2 slightly larger than inner 2). Petals white, obovate- cuneate. Stamens with filaments filiform, anthers golden-yellow, oblong. Fruit broadly ovoid or laterally depressed globose. Seeds irregular in shape, coat brown, fragile Leaf Details Lamina 7.5-14 X 1.5-3.5 Cm Narrowly Acuminate
 

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