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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Melanorrhoea usitata Wall.

Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Melanorrhoea Species: Melanorrhoea usitata Wall.






Synonym Gluta usitata Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Burmese Lacquer,Theetsee, Thitsi and Ringas Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Burmese Lacquer Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 3 - 4 x 2 cm, globose, shortly stipitate, greenish-yellow when young and glabrous when ripen.
Habitat Occurs in degraded forest Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution India, China, Malesia, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Bark Details Bark flaky, whitish grey, reddish, outer bark dark red, inner bark light reddish
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a large deciduous tree with a straight clean cylindrical bole and a spreading crown of dark green leaves Leaf Details Leaves simple and spiral 6-15 by 2- 4.5 cm, elliptic or oblong, apex acute, base cuneate and slightly attenuate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found