Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.

Family: Sapindaceae Genus: Sapindus Species: Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.






Synonym - Flower Color White
Common Name Soapberry, Soap Berry, Washnut, and Wash Nut, Ritha Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Soapnut Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Hai Kya Kekru Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit called a soap nut is a small leathery-skinned drupe 1-2 cm diameter, yellow ripening blackish, containing one to three seeds
Habitat Occurs in both plain and hill areas Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, China, Japan, Bengal and Pakistan Bark Details Bark is dark to pale yellow, fairly smooth, with many vertical lines
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species Fairly large, deciduous tree, usually up to 12 m in height, sometimes attaining a height of 20 m and a girth of 1.8 m, with a globose crown and rather fine leathery foliage Leaf Details The leaves are alternate, 15-40 cm long, pinnate, with 14-30 leaflets, terminal leaflet often absen

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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