Flora of the Nilgiris

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

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Stereospermum personatum (Hassk.) Chatterjee

Leaf arrangement


Leaf Type


Leaf Shape

Lanceolate, Obovate

Leaf Apex


Leaf Base


Leaf Margin

Habit : A densely foliaceous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in deciduous slopes, semi evergreen forests. Hills above 800m. India, Tropical Himalaya, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia.

Indigenous Information : Honey thick; bark used in medicinal preparations. Wood is used to make furniture.

Field Tips : Fruits are spirally twisted. Flowers bell shaped. Bark brown, wood hard, greyish brown with dark patches.


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  1. please give the information of the part used for reducing uric acid

    Comment by sam — February 17, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

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English : Trumpet Flower
Irula : Pathri/Patharai
Tamil : Poopadiri, Paadhalaamaram
Hindi : Patiri
Malayalam : Karingkruna


In axillary corymbs, yellow veined red. Flowering peaks during April-June (lower slopes) and July-September (higher slopes).

Fruit :

A capsule, terete or 4-gonous elongate, twisted and with speckles. Seed compressed, trigonus, winged. Fruiting through the year.

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