Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Salix tetrasperma Roxb. var. terasperma

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Lanceolate

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Acute

Leaf Margin

Serrate

Habit : A large deciduous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional on hill slopes, in most moist places and watercourses. India, mainland Asia, Malaysia.

Other relevent information : The twigs are woven into mats and baskets.

Field Tips : Bark rough with deep, vertical fissures, grayish brown

 

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Names:

English : Indian willow
Irula : Baiyangi
Tamil : Neernochi, Neer vanji
Hindi : Bains
Malayalam : Vanji

Flower:

In axillary or terminal catkins, cream. Flowering from January-February.

Fruit :

A capsule, two-valved. Seed ovate-lanceolate,flattened,cottony. Fruit dehiscing by March.

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Salicaceae