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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Mesua ferrea L.

Family: Clusiaceae Genus: Mesua Species: Mesua ferrea L.






Synonym Mesua speciosa, Mesua coromandelina Flower Color White
Common Name Nagkesar Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Iron Wood Tree, Indian Rose Chestnu, Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Nageshor Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Globse, often beaked, thinly wody, usually dehiscng with 2(-4) vales before faling, often exuding resinous droplets
Habitat Occurs in evergreen forests, especially in river valleys and cultivated in plains grown as ornamental Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Malysia, Myanmar, Philpines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailnd and Vietnam Bark Details Brown with irregularly large flaky peeling, blaze reddish
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree up to 13 m tall, often buttressed at the base with a trunk up to 90 cm in diameter Leaf Details Leaves (lamina) 7.5-14 x 1.5-3.5 cm narrowly acuminate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details