Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Rutaceae

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Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Imparipinnate

Leaf Shape

Oblanceolate, Ovate

Leaf Apex

Leaf Base

Leaf Margin

Habit : A medium sized shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Common, undergrowth in forests and in fallow fields. 550-900m on the slopes. India and south east Asia.

Other relevent information : Roots eaten in most parts of India.

Field Tips : Leaves aromatic. Punctate glands present.

 

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Names:

English : Ash Sheora

Tamil : Kulu pannai
Hindi : Ban Nimbu
Malayalam : Panal

Flower:

In axillary cymes, pale white. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit :

A berry, globose to ellipsoid, white to pink. Seeds upto 2, round to plano convex. Fruiting from March onwards.

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Rutaceae