Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Rhus mysorensis Don

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Trifoliate

Leaf Shape

Leaf Apex

Obtuse

Leaf Base

Cuneate

Leaf Margin

Habit : A small armed tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in foothills, scrub jungle to 900m. North west India to the peninsular India.

Indigenous Information : Firewood species.

Other relevent information : Branches are used for fencing.

Field Tips : Wood is hard, reddish yellow.

 

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Names:


Irula : Sipilai
Tamil : Neyyikiluvai, Chippa maram


Flower:

In terminal axillary panicles, yellow. Flowering from November-January.

Fruit :

A globose drupe, tinged red even when unripe. Seed1. Fruiting from December onwards.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)