Putranjiva roxburghii

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Putranjiva roxburghii Wall.
  • Synonyms : Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurus.
  • Common Name : Putranjeev, Putravanti, Lucky Bean Tree
  • Plant Family : Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 5, 12, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 27-30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan

About Putranjiva roxburghii Plant :

  • Habit : A small evergreen tree with drooping branches (looks like and mistaken for Asopalav).
  • Leaves : Alternate, elliptic-oblong, acute, coriaceous, dark-green, distantly serrulate, wavy, stipules small.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary
  • Flowers :
    • Dioecious, male flowers axillary, crowded, sepals 3-6, oblong, stamens 2-4, filaments united below.
    • Female flowers 1-3, in axillary, sepals elliptic, obtuse, concave.
    • Ovary hairy, 3-celled, styles 3, recurved, hairy, stigma crescent-shaped.
  • Fruit : Drupe ellipsoid, pointed, white-hairy.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : March - May
  • Significance : Fruits are used as charms to keep children in good health.