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: Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll.Arg.

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Mallotus Species: Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll.Arg.( रोहनी )






Synonym Croton philippensis Lam., Mallotus reticulatus Dunn., Rottlera tinctoria Roxb. Flower Color White
Common Name Kamla, Sindur, Rohini Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Kamala tree, Monkey-face tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Raini,Sinduria Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 800m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit smooth 3-valved dark red, rusty granular and glandular seeds globose, black, 3 in each capsule
Habitat Common found on the slopes mostly In scrub and deciduous forest types Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indo-malesia and Australia Bark Details Bark 4-5 mm thick, pale brown
Distribution in Haryana , Ambala, Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Dioecious trees, up to 12 m high. Bark 4-5 mm thick, pale brown. Leaves simple, alternate. Stipules lateral, cauducous. Petiole 7-60 mm long, stout, swollen at base. Lamina 5-20 x 2-8 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base acute or round, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire or sparsely serrate.Lateral nerves upto 6 pairs. pinnate, ascending, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, brick red, in rusty puberulous, terminal spicate panicles. Male flowers, 4.5 mm across. Stamens many. Female flowers, 4 mm across. Ovary superior, 3-celled, ovules one in each cell. Styles 3, to 3.5 mm long, papillose. Fruit a capsule, 7-8 mm across, globose, 3-lobed, loculicidally 3 valved, densely red-glandular, pubescent. Seeds 1-4, globose, glabrous, black Leaf Details Leaf 8-22 X 3-8 Cm, 3-nerved at base, glabrous above, pubescent and with numerous red glands beneath

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