Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Phyllanthus emblica Linn.

Family: Phyllanthaceae Genus: Phyllanthus Species: Phyllanthus emblica Linn.( आमला, अनल )






Synonym Emblica officinalis Gaertn., Emblica arborea Raf., Phyllanthus Mimosifolius Salisb. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Amla, Aonla Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Gooseberry, Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Amla Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up To 1600 M Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit A Capsule 1.5-2.5 Cm Across, Sub-globose, Dehiscing Into 6 Cocci, Disc Enlarged To Give An Appearance Of Fleshy Yellowish-green, Indehiscent Berry
Habitat Found In Deciduous Forests And Also Cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Bangladesh, China, India, Malysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Bark Details Fairly Smooth Bark Is A Pale Grayish-brown
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species Deciduous tree,up to 15 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, subsessile, stipules minute, lateral, linear; leaf –lamina. Flowers unisexual, greenish-yellow, densely clustered in leaf axils, male flowers, tepals 6, oblanceolate, obtuse. Stamens 3. Female flowers,tepals 6, oblanceolate, obtuse. Fruit a capsule subglobose, dehiscing into 6 cocci, disc enlarged to give an appearance of fleshy yellowish-green, indehiscent berry. Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, subsessile, stipules minute, lateral, linear; leaf –lamina.

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