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: Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. Ex DC.) Wight & Arn.

Family: Combretaceae Genus: Terminalia Species: Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. Ex DC.) Wight & Arn.






Synonym Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. Ex DC.
Flower Color White
Common Name Arjun Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name White Marudah, Tropical Almond, Malabar Almond, Arjun Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Arjun Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to about 1,200 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Drupes, ovoid or obovoid oblong, 4-5 winged or more, woody, dark brown, with entire or serrate wings. Seeds linear, glabrous
Habitat Dry tropical riverine forests and tropical moist and dry deciduous forests Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution Native to India and Sri Lanka Introduced to most of Asia and parts of Africa Bark Details Bark whitish or pinkish-grey. exfoliating in irregular sheets
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sector 1, Sector 17, Sector 26, Sector 27, Sector 28, Sector 29, Sector 30, Sector 38, Sector 39, Sector 42, Sector 45, Sector 46, Sector 52, Sector 53, Sector 55 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species A large tree, up to 6-15 (-25) m tall .bark whitish or pinkish-grey. Exfoliating in irregular sheets. leaves usually subopposite, oblong-elliptic or somewhat sub-orbicular, 7-18 (-25) cm long. Inflorescence axillary or terminal paniculate spikes, 3-6 cm long. Flowers yellowish white, sessile. Stamens much exserted. Ovary glabrous. fruit ovoid-oblong, 2.5-5 cm long Leaf Details Leaves opposite or subopposite, oblong or elliptic, margins subentire. Petiole is short with prominent two glands at petiole apex

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