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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale

Family: Leeaceae Genus: Leea Species: Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale






Synonym Leea crispa L.,  Leea herbacea Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Banchalita Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Banchalita Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Koknal Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1400 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruits globose-depressed, ca 12 mm across, purple black; seeds usually 6 ca 5x 3 mm
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous and avergreen forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and south-east Asia Bark Details Smooth and woody
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species A rigid shrub, 1.3-2.5 m high; stem jointed, swollen above the joints and together with the branches, peduncles, petioles, furnished with 6-8 short crisp wings Leaf Details Leaves 1 or 2-pinnate, densely soft-villous beneath when young; petioles 1-4 cm long; stipule narrowly winged; rachises 4-12 cm long; leaflets 5-7

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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