Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Soymida febrifuga (Roxb.) Adr. Juss.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Paripinate

Leaf Shape

Ovate, Oblong

Leaf Apex

Obtuse

Leaf Base

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A moderate-sized tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasionally found in dry deciduous forest belt from 400-700m. Central India, Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

Field Tips : Bark brittle, plantlet with persistent leaf scars.

 

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Names:



Tamil : Shem, Somi, Sittathi
Hindi : Rohan

Flower:

In axillary and terminal panicles, white. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit :

A capsule, obovoid, woody. Fruiting from April Onwards.

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Meliaceae