||Kardhai, Kardhai Dhao, Dhou, Kardhal
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Kardhai, Dhou, Kardhal
||Upto 1200 m
||Fruit small, one seeded with two wings, and a short beak at the apex. The peak of fruit maturation was observed in September and October but the dehiscence of fruits was completed before pre-monsoon showers in June.
||Common in the Kathiarbar-Gir dry deciduous forests of western India, where it often forms pure stands in the rocky ridges of the Aravalli Range.
||Throughout tropical Asia and Africa
||Bark is smooth grey, sliver white often with shallow fissures when old.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, M. Garh, Mewat, Palwal, Rewari
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||It is a moderate sized tree with small leaves, which fall early in the dry season. Before falling the foliage of these trees turns a beautiful yellowish red. Leaves upto 3 cm appear in nearly opposite pairs.The leafy branches are pendulous and hang down gracefully. Tiny yellowish green flowers occur in spherical heads about 1 cm wide. Protruding stamens are prominently visible like a fuzz on the round heads. Fruits are sort of circular, clustered in round heads.
||Leaves elliptic, acute and narrow at the base, silky on both surface.