Holoptelea integrifolia

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb) Planch
  • Synonyms : Ulmus integrifolia Roxb.
  • Common Name : Kanji, Charel, Palpaliya, Varli
  • Plant Family : Ulmaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 17, 29
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Sarita Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity, Aranya Van

About Holoptelea integrifolia Plant :

  • Habit : A deciduous large tree.
  • Leaves : Elliptic, acuminate, entire, cordate.
  • Flowers :
    • Male and female mixed, in short racemes or fascicles at the scars of fallen leaves.
    • Sepals 4, hairy. Stamens 4-8 (often 6 or 7), erect.
    • Ovary superior, compressed, 1-celled, stalked, ovule one, pendulous, style short.
  • Fruit : Samara orbicular with reticulately veined wings.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : February-March
  • Significance :
    • Common everywhere on the roads.
    • Children eat seeds.