||Tiger's Milk Spruce, Chinese Tallow
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Capsules ovoid, 5.5-7 cm long, closely packed on fleshy spikes; seeds with oily endosperm.
||Open exposed rocky slopes, dry miscellaneous forests
||Submontane and montane Himalaya, from Himachal Pradesh to Bhutan excluding Sikkim; Bangladesh, Myanmar.
||Grey corky bark and thick milky juice
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Deciduous trees, to 12 m high, with grey corky bark and thick milky juice. Leaves crowded towards the end of branches, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, crenate-serrate. Flowers appearing before the leaves, yellowish-green, in stout, erect, , fleshy spikes; male flowers many, in clusters. Perianth 2(3) lobed. Stamens free. Ovary 2-3 celled. Capsules ovoid, closely packed on fleshy spikes; seeds with oily endosperm.
||Leaves crowded towards the end of branches, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, crenate-serrate.