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: Casearia graveolens Dalzell

Family: Flacourtiaceae Genus: Casearia Species: Casearia graveolens Dalzell( चिल्ला )






Synonym Casearia macrogyna Turcz. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Chilla Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Toothed Leaf Chilla Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Chilla Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1500m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit Ellipsoid, Ca 2.5 Cm Long, Ribbed, Orange Yellow When Ripe. Seeds Bright Red, Arillate
Habitat Commonly Found In Dry Open Places Of Secondary Scrubs Forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, South East Asia Bark Details Dark Grey Bark With White Specks And A Few Longitudinal Wrinkles
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Deciduous, woody plants, upto 5 m tall,branches glabrous. Leaves broadly elliptic, obtuse or shortly acuminate, entire or crenate, glabrescent. Lateral nerves 8 – 12 pairs; petiolate; stipules subulate, minurte, caducous. Flowers green, in dense clusters from the axils of fallen leaves. Calyx 5 lobed lobes ovate oblong, gland dotted, persistent. Stamens 8. Carpels 3, connate into unilocular, superior ovary .ovules few to many . Style short; stigma capitate. Capsule ellipsoid, ribbed, orange yellow when ripe. Seeds bright red, arillate. Leaf Details Leaves Broadly Elliptic, 9.5 – 19 X 5 – 10 Cm, Obtuse Or Shortly Acuminate, Entire Or Crenate, Glabrescent. Lateral Nerves 8 – 12 Pairs. Petioles 7 – 10 Mm Long . Stipules Subulate, Minurte, Caducous

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