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: Toona ciliata M.Roem.

Family: Meliaceae Genus: Toona Species: Toona ciliata M.Roem.






Synonym Cedrela toona Roxb. Ex Rottler, Cedrela serrulata Miq., Cedrela microcarpa C.DC. Flower Color White
Common Name Tunna,Nandik,Nandi Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Toon Tree, Sandal Neem,Red Cedar, Indian Mahogany Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Tun Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto1100 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a capsule, 1.8-3 × 1.5 cm, 5-valved; seeds many, oblong, thin, winged at both ends
Habitat Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philpines, Thailnd, Vietnam Bark Details Bark 10-15 mm thick, reddish-brown, rough, exfoliating in large flakes,
Distribution in chandigarh Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Semi-deciduous trees, Upto 30 m high. Bark 10-15 mm thick, reddish-brown, rough, exfoliating Leaves paripinnate,alternate. Rachis 13-90 cm long. Leaflets 12-30, opposite, estipellate. Lamina 7-16 × 2-7 cm, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, margin entire or serrate.Lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate. Flowers bisexual, 8 mm across, white, in terminal or axillary drooping panicles. Calyx cupular, lobe 5,ovate, tomentose.P etals 5, white, 5 × 3 mm, oblong. Stamens 5. Ovary superior, ovoid, 2 mm long, pubescent, 5-celled, ovule 8-12per cell, pendulous.Fruit a capsule, 1.8-3 × 1.5 cm, 5-valved. Seeds many, oblong, thin, winged at both ends Leaf Details Leaves paripinnate, 30-55 cm long. leaflets lanceolate, elliptic-ovate, 2.5-12.5 cm long, 1-4 cm broad, acuminate, margin slightly wavy to entire

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