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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Anacardium occidentale L.

Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Anacardium Species:  Anacardium occidentale L.






Synonym Anacardium curatellifolium, Anacardium occidentale Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Kaju Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Cashew-nut Tree, Caju, Cashew Apple, Cashew-Nut Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Kaju Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details A reniform Orange one seed
Habitat Occurs in more rainfall area and cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of South America now widely cultivated in Asia and Africa Bark Details Bark pale grey to brown smooth with vertical striations; blaze dull pink
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species It is a medium-sized tree, spreading, evergreen, much branched; grows to a height of 12 m. When grown on lateritic, gravelly, coastal sandy areas Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, somewhat crowded on twig apices, estipulate; petiole 7-15 mm, stout, swollen at base, glabrous; lamina 6-15.5 X 3-8 cm, obovate; base acute round apex obtuse

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details