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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.

Family: Sterculiaceae Genus: Pterospermum Species: Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.






Synonym Pterospermum aceroides Flower Color White
Common Name Bayur Tree, Maple-Leafed Bayur Tree Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Dinnerplate Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kwakla Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 800 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit stalked, oblong, 7.5-14 cm long, 5-angled, woody and brown-tubercled
Habitat Occurs in avenue tree and forested stream banks Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Burma and Southeast Asia Bark Details Bark smooth,ash-coloured
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species It is a tree of Indian origin, which reaches a height of 50-70 ft, leaves are simple, alternate, have stipules and are palmately ribbed has large fragrant nocturnal white flowers, occuring in axillary fascicle Leaf Details Leaves polymorphous, obovate to orbicular or oblong, cordate, sometimes peltate at base, coarsely serrate at margin, entire or sinuately lobed at apex, 18-32 X 10-28 cm, grey-tomentose beneath

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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