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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Caesalpinia crista L.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Caesalpinia Species:  Caesalpinia crista L.






Synonym Caesalpinia bonducella, Guilandina bonduc Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Crested Fever Nut , Bonduc nut Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Bonduc Nut, Fever Nut, Physic-Nut and Physic Nut Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Tinsibi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Climber Fruit Details An oblong-obovoid, inflated, apex beaked, densely prickled, seed 1 or 2, subglobose, shiny
Habitat Occurs in evergreen and moist deciduous forests also in sacred groves Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Paleotropics Bark Details Bark is greyish brown, smooth or longitudinally wrinkled
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Large climber with numerous recurved prickles Leaf Details Leaves bipinnate to 50 cm long; pinnae 4-5 Pairs, leaflets 5-8 pairs per pinna, 2-5 X 0.8-2.2 cm, ovate or elliptic-oblong, base rounded, aaex obtuse

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found