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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Mimusops elengi L.

Family: Sapotaceae Genus: Mimusops Species: Mimusops elengi L.






Synonym Mimusops javensis, Mimusops latericia Flower Color White
Common Name Asian bullet wood, Maulsari Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name West India Medlar, Bullet Wood, Spanish Cherry, Bakul Tree, West India Medlar, Bullet Wood, Spanish Cherry, Bakul Tree, Asian Bullet Wood Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Bokul Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit ellipsoid, reddish-brown when ripe; seed one
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen and evergreen forests also grown in homesteads Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Indo-Malesia Bark Details Bark dark grey, longitudinally fissured, lenticellate; blaze pink
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is an evergreen tree reaching a height of about 16 m (52 ft),leaves are glossy, dark green, oval-shaped, 5–14 cm (2.0–5.5 in) long, and 2.5–6 cm (0.98–2.36 in) wide Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.5 cm long, glabrous, terete and canaliculate towards apex; pubescent when young, later glabrous; lamina 7-14 X 2.5-7 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details