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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Strychnos nux-vomica L.

Family: Loganiaceae Genus: Strychnos Species:  Strychnos nux-vomica L.






Synonym Strychnos spireana, Strychnos wallichiana Flower Color White
Common Name Nux-vomica tree Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Strychnine Tree, Snake wood, Poison nut Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1400 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 3-5 cm across, globose, yellowish-red or orange, glabrous; seeds 3 or 4, orbicular, flat, shiny, greenish-white, coin like, 2-2.5 cm diameter
Habitat Occurs in moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam Bark Details Bark thin, yellowish or blackish-grey
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees to 20 m high, bark thin, yellowish or blackish-grey, smooth or scurfy with lenticels; blaze creamy yellow Leaf Details Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-13 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-14 x 2-9 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details