Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Shorea roxburghii Don

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong, Lanceolate

Leaf Apex

Emarginate

Leaf Base

Rounded

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A tall deciduous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional on deciduous slopes upto 100m. Peninsular India.

Indigenous Information : Used as fire wood. Resin and flowers offered to Gods.

Other relevent information : A good timber species.

Field Tips : Trees produce resin. Pedicles red and petals twisted and waxy. New foliage in february.

 

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Names:


Irula : Jhaala
Tamil : Talura, Talari, Kungiliyam


Flower:

In axillary or terminal panicles, fragrant, white. Flowering from January-March.

Fruit :

A capsule enclosed within wing like accrescent sepals. Wings prominently nerved. Seed1, obovoid. Fruiting from April-May.

All from Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)