Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Combretaceae
  • Species : Terminalia arjuna
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : White Murdah, Arjun Tree
  • Vernacular name : Arjunah, Kakubah (San.); Arjun, Kahu (Hin.); Bilimathi mara, Holimathi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 18886, CJS 19003
  • Key identification features : A large handsome nearly evergreen tree with often buttressed trunk and drooping branchlets. Leaves are simple, oblong, crenulate and leathery in texture; petiole glandular. Flowers are small, white and are borne on catkins. Fruit is ovoid with 5-7 angles or wings. Bark is grey-moss-green and smooth.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Bark and gum are highly valued in Indian medicine as a tonic.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Mysore, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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