Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Moringa concanensis nimmo ex Dalz. & Gibson

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Bipinnate

Leaf Shape

Ovate, Elliptic

Leaf Apex

Retuse

Leaf Base

Rotund

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A medium sized deciduous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional on hills in the deciduous belt. Up to 1000m in full sun. Peninsular India to West Pakistan.

Field Tips : Bark fissured to 10cm deep, corky grey. Leaf fall January. New foliage April.

 

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Names:


Irula : Kattu murungai
Tamil : Kattu murungai


Flower:

In axillary panicles, white with purple streaks. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit :

A capsule, beaked, cylindrical. Seeds many, 3-angled. Fruiting from April onwards.

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Moringaceae