Chukrasia tabularis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Chukrasia tabularis A. Juss
  • Common Name : Indian Red Wood, Chittagong Wood, Lal Devdar
  • Plant Family : Meliaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Chukrasia tabularis Plant :

  • Habit : A medium-sized tree with lenticellate young branches and corky, fissured brownish-yellow bark.
  • Leaves : Abruptly pinnate, 30-45 cm long, leaflets 5-8 pairs, ovate-oblong, apex acute or acuminate.
  • Inflorescence : Panicles
  • Flower :
    • Dirty-white in loose clusters. Unisexual flowers borne on separate trees.
    • Petals are narrow, 4-5 in number and stamens fuse to form a tubular column.
  • Fruit : Capsules, ovoid or obovoid; Seeds winged.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : February - May
  • Significance : Cultivated as an occasional plant.