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: Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll.Arg.

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Mallotus Species: Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll.Arg.






Synonym Croton philippensis Lam., Mallotus reticulatus Dunn, Rottlera tinctoria Roxb. Flower Color White
Common Name Kamla, Sindur, Rohini Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Kamala Tree, Monkey-face Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Raini,Sinduria Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 800m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details A Smooth 3-valved Dark Red, Rusty Granular And Glandular Seeds Globose, Black, 3 In Each Capsule
Habitat Common Found On The Slopes Mostly In Scrub And Deciduous Forest Types Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indo-malesia And Australia Bark Details 4-5 Mm Thick, Pale Brown
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Dioecious trees,Up to 12 m high. Bark 4-5 mm thick, pale brown. Leaves simple, alternate. Stipules lateral, cauducous. Petiole 7-60 mm long, stout, swollen at base. Lamina 5-20 x 2-8 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base acute or round, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire or sparsely serrate.L ateral nerves upto 6 pairs. pinnate, ascending, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, brick red, in rusty puberulous, terminal spicate panicles. Male flowers, 4.5 mm across. Stamens many. Female flowers, 4 mm across. Ovary superior, 3-celled, ovules one in each cell. Styles 3, to 3.5 mm long, papillose. Fruit a capsule, 7-8 mm across, globose, 3-lobed, loculicidally 3 valved, densely red-glandular, pubescent. Seeds 1-4, globose, glabrous, black Leaf Details 8-22 X 3-8 Cm, 3-nerved At Base, Glabrous Above, Pubescent And With Numerous Red Glands Beneath

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