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 trifoliatus Linn

Family: Sapindaceae Genus: Sapindus Species: Sapindus trifoliatus Linn






Synonym - Flower Color White
Common Name Phenil, Rishtak, Risht, Ritha Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Soapnut Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Kekru Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit is 16-18 mm across, globose, greenish-yellow, Fulvous Hairy When Young, Wrinkled When Ripe; seeds 2-3, globose, black
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests also in the plains Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar Bark Details Bark grey with rough scales
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees to 18 m high, bark 4-6 mm thick, greyish-brown; brittle or semi fibrous; blaze creamy yellow; branchlets lenticellate Leaf Details Leaves paripinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 4.5-10 cm, stout, glabrous, swollen at base; leaflets 4-6, opposite or subopposite; petiolule 2-5 mm, stout, glabrous; lamina 6.5-25 X 2.5-11.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic or lanceolate, base oblique

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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