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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack

Family: Rutaceae Genus: Murraya Species: Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack






Synonym Murraya exotica Flower Color White
Common Name Banasik Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Orange Jasmine Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Kamini Kushum Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to about 1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Ovoid-ellipsoid 2 cm long with a tapering end, reddish when ripe
Habitat Occurs in shaded ravines in hills Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indian subcontinent and Malaysia Bark Details Bark pale lenticellate
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a small, tropical, evergreen tree or shrub growing up to 7 m tall. The plant flowers throughout the year. Its leaves are glabrous and glossy occurring in 3-7 oddly pinnate leaflets Leaf Details Leaflets alternate, 3- or 5- or sometimes 7 – or very rarely 1-foliolate, varying in size and outline, usually 3.5 -8 X 2-3.5 cm or in smaller forms 1-3.5 X 0.5-1.5 cm, dark green and glossy above, chartaceous to coriaceous, glabrous or minutely puberulous along the midrib at above and beneath, ovate, ovate elliptic, oblong elliptic to obovate, cuneate and oblique at base, obtuse to caudate-acuminate often ntched at apex.

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