Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Melia dubia Cav.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Bipinnate

Leaf Shape

Ovate, Lanceolate

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Obtuse

Leaf Margin

Crenate

Habit : A large densely foliaceous deciduous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Common on the slopes. Hills above 750m. Sri Lanka, Peninsular India, Malay Peninsula, Australia, Tropical Asia, Angola.

Indigenous Information : Preferred for firewood. The bark is made into a paste with cumin seeds and given to cure fever.

Other relevent information : Planted in coffee estates.

Field Tips : Bark whitish. Leaf fall-January. New foliage-February.

 

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Names:


Irula : Malaivembu
Tamil : Malaivembu


Flower:

In axillary panicles, fragrant, white. Flowering in March.

Fruit :

A drupe, globose, dorsally compressed with longitudinal ridges, dark green. Seeds 3-4. Fruiting from April-July.

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Meliaceae