Terminalia arjuna

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Terminalia arjuna (Roxb) W. & A.
  • Synonyms : Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. ex DC., Pentaptera angustifolia Roxb.
  • Common Name : Arjun Sadad, Arjun Tree
  • Plant Family : Combretaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 13, 17, 26
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Basan, Aranya Van

About Terminalia arjuna Plant :

  • Habit : A large tree with white bark.
  • Leaves : Subopposite, ovate-oblong, obtuse, cordate, oblique at base, coriaceous, petioles with 2 glands at the top beneath the blade.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary spikes.
  • Flowers :
    • Sessile, bracteoles minute.
    • Calyx campanulate, teeth small.
    • Ovary glabrous.
    • Disk densely yellowish-hairy.
    • Stamens much exserted.
  • Fruit : Samara with 5, thick, narrow, striated truncate wings.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : April - May
  • Significance : The timber is very useful for agricultural implements and boat-building.