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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Castanopsis  tribuloides A.DC.

Family: Fagaceae Genus: Castanopsis Species: Castanopsis  tribuloides A.DC.






Synonym Castanea microcarpa, Quercus armata  Flower Color White
Common Name Chinquapin or Chinkapin Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Chinkapin Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1300 m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 1 per cupule, broadly conical, 1.5-2 × 1-1.6 cm, glabrous; scar basal, 8-10 mm in diam
Habitat Occors in broad-leaved evergreen forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Bark Details Dark to blackish brown; rough to touch
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees 5-10 m tall; young branchlets and young leaf blades abaxially pubescent and with glabrescent, rusty brown, waxy scalelike trichomes Leaf Details Leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 9-16 × 3.5-5 cm, abaxially reddish brown but may become gray to grayish brown with age, base acute to rounded, margin entire or rarely with 1 or 2 teeth

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found